Richard Bivens got his draft notice in 1945, but decided to enlist because he would get to choose what he wanted to do.
About Hometown Heroes
Our nation's best made significant sacrifices while serving in one of our military branches to help preserve our freedom and way of life. From Afghanistan to Iraq, Desert Storm to Kuwait, Vietnam, Korea or World War II, our sons and daughters placed their lives on hold to serve our country all over the world.
WFFT Local and WFFT.com will honor these hometown mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers during our on-going Hometown Heroes vignettes airing in our Emmy-nominated 10pm newscast every Sunday and featured on WFFT.com.
We've also opened nominations up to members of our Police, Fire, and EMS. If you know of a deserving police officer, fire fighter, or emergency services person, please nominate them. We would like to feature them in our Hometown Heroes segment.