Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes Stories

Hometown Heroes: David Doehrman

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.

Hometown Hero: John August

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.

Hometown Hero: Ron Buskirk

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.

Hometown Hero: James Webb, Sr.

As a young man, James Webb, Sr. was drafted into the military, and didn't know what branch he would serve in.


Hometown Heroes | James McClure

This week we are honoring Vietnam War veteran James McClure from Kendallville.

Hometown Hero: Dennis Covert

Dennis Covert is a Navy Veteran who's now the president of Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana

Hometown Hero: Ralph Reighter

Hometown Hero: Ralph Reighter

Hometown Hero: Bennie Edwards

Bennie Edwards is a Vietnam War vet from Fort Wayne

Hometown Heroes - Bruce Johnson

Former Indiana State Police Officer Bruce Johnson graduated from the police academy in 1998 before eventually returning home to the Fort Wayne area.

Hometown Hero - Jason Shearer

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.

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.

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.