Arlene O'Keefe nominated her niece Alicia Herman to be the Hometown Hero.
Back in July, Alicia received her honorable discharge after serving 9 years in the US Army. She rose through the ranks starting as Second Lieutenant and retiring as a Captain.
After graduating from Concordia Lutheran High School, Alicia received a ROTC Scholarship at Indiana University in Bloomington.
During her 9 years in the Army, Alicia served tours in Italy and South Korea. She was also deployed to Iraq and Qatar.
Alicia is now studying to obtain a masters degree in social work and counseling in hopes to help her fellow soldiers when they return home.
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