At FOX 55, we like to recognize local paramedics, firefighters, police officers, and those who are currently serving or who have served in the military.
After being drafted during the Vietnam War, Decatur, Indiana native John August made the decision to enlist for two years and spent one of those years in the states and most of his second year in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne division.
Ron Buskirk was never deployed during his time with the National Guard, but he worked in various capacities during the first few years with the Fort Wayne Police Department.
As a young man, James Webb, Sr. was drafted into the military, and didn't know what branch he would serve in.
This week we are honoring Vietnam War veteran James McClure from Kendallville.
Dennis Covert is a Navy Veteran who's now the president of Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana
Hometown Hero: Ralph Reighter
Bennie Edwards is a Vietnam War vet from Fort Wayne
Former Indiana State Police Officer Bruce Johnson graduated from the police academy in 1998 before eventually returning home to the Fort Wayne area.
This week we are honoring Officer Jason Shearer. Shearer is a police officer with the Ligonier Police Department and is a School Resource Officer for West Noble Schools.
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.
FOX 55 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.