This week's "Hometown Hero" is a career Marine who enlisted just as the U.S. prepared for the second Gulf War. Staff-Sergeant Robert Warren served in both Iraq And Afghanistan and sustained wounds in a fire fight. The Peshtigo-native was recently transfered to Madison. .
This week's "Hometown Hero" entered the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Reinie Eckelberg fought in one of the bloodiest battles in the South Pacific and returned home all before he turned 21. Eckelberg says the Battle Of Iwo Jim shows the high cost of protecting freedoms. .
This week's "Hometown Hero" served a year in the army in Vietnam. Jerry Polus came home and served in the private sector. But his real passion and career have been helping veterans get the help and benefits they deserve.
Former carpenter/combat engineers has a new mission: making toys for needy youngsters at Christmas
This week's "Hometown Hero" was never in the thick of combat in World War Two. But he and his protected a nearly barren location that kept allied troops in Europe well equipped. Now Bill Salutz honors all who've served in his singing. .
This week's "Hometown Hero" is a marine who fought a hard battle for a small pacific island in World War Two. Ray Kaquatosh also faced racism from the enemy and ....his fellow marines.
This week's "Hometown Hero" served as a military police officer in the first gulf war -- was part of military history in Europe -- and served in the National Guard. But Scott Adler also saw the toll service took on a friend. Local Five's Terry Kovarik shows us he's fighting to help veterans deal with post war issues.
This week's "Hometown Hero" enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to getaway from trouble at home. His journey took him to Koream where he spent time as a prisoner of war. But Chuck Schommer also gave up one of his medals years later to help a dying man.
This week's "Hometown Hero" protected ships in the South Pacific. Then came a hurricane that forced his unit to ditch their planes when fuel ran out. Meet Ken Gunderson a survivor of the "Lost Squadron."
Howard man shaped surveillance during the Cold War...and got a view of a possible historic biblical location. Rentmeester witnessed a lot of history in service. Now historic preservation is his new mission.