We salute Army Veteran Jason Shanks, a local man who served overseas in Afghanistan.
He's a father, a son, a husband, a great neighbor, and a United States Air Force Airman for nearly a decade.
We introduce you to Dennis Reiling, a Vietnam Veteran who lives in Fort Wayne for this week's Hometown Hero report.
We're recognizing First Sergeant Garry Murdock from Decatur.
We salute Sergeant Brian Horn as he was one of more than 1,000 soldiers who parachuted into Iraq at the beginning of the war.
We are saluting Corporal Michael Hale, a Marine who has served two tours in Afghanistan.
In this week's Hometown Hero report, we look at veterans helping veterans as a young woman says she was shocked to see so much support after posting on Facebook asking for help to repair her father's roof.
We're saluting Vietnam veteran Larry Bowyer, a Garrett resident who has sacrificed for both his family and his country.
We salute brothers Matthew Mendez and Joshua Mendez. Their father Arthur nominated them to be a Hometown Hero for their sacrifice during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
We're saluting Lieutenant John Deitrick who is a Commander of the 201st Civil Air Patrol here in Fort Wayne.
We are featuring a group of Vietnam Veterans to honor their service for this Memorial Day.
We salute Sergeant First Class Brian Hollingsworth, a man from Bluffton who has served 27 years in the military.
We are honoring the Bultemeyer family from Decatur as this family of 4 has served nearly a century in the military.
A local motorcycle ride honored veterans and we are featuring a couple of those veterans in this Hometown Hero report.
We are saluting Sergeant First Class Joshua Bartlett, a dedicated soldier from Kendallville.
We salute 24 year old Army Sergeant Kevin Elser, a young soldier that was nominated by Retired Army Command Sergeant Major Fritz Bultemeyer.
We salute Corporal Nate Quickery as he was serving as a Marine in Afghanistan when his group was attacked, killing his Sergeant.
We are honoring Retired Sergeant Carlos Ackermann, a soldier who served our country overseas in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
We are saluting Dakota Wibel, a young man from Huntington who is pursuing a career in the Navy.
We are saluting Retired Staff Sergeant John Middleton, a man who has served more than 21 years in the Army.
We are saluting Cody Eling from Rome City. Cody served 3 tours in the Air Force all while helping to raise 4 children.
A former Huntington, Indiana resident, Marine Sergeant Joshua Brodrick has received the bronze star.
We are recognizing a 93 year old WWII Veteran named Louie Bowman.
We are recognizing World War II Veteran Pete Gump who recently turned 90 years old and WFFT was there for the birthday celebration.
We're saluting two Army National Guard soldiers who were recently awarded for their heroic actions.
We're saluting Retired Command Sergeant Major Fritz Bultemeyer, a local man who has served more than four decades in the military.
We are saluting Sergeant Justin O'Reilly, a soldier who has sacrificed so much for our country.
We pay tribute and salute to Chad Hemsoth.
We are saluting Sergeant First Class Joshua Bartlett, a soldier who sacrificed so much for our country.
We salute Captain Alicia Herman, a Fort Wayne native who served 9 years in the US Army.
Every Sunday on WFFT we pay tribute to a member of our community who has served or is currently serving our country. In this week's hometown hero report, we are saluting Cpl. Micheal Hale, a marine who has served two tours in Afghansitan.
With it being Veteran's Day, we wanted to give a special salute to all of the men and women who have served our country.
We introduce you to Adam Hile, a member of the National Guard who has served a tour in Iraq.
We are honoring Russ Rothgeb who joined the Army back in 1953 at age 17.
We salute Corporal Nate Quickery
We are highlighting Jonathan Stewart who is a member of the National Guard who is working to improve the health and fitness of fellow soldiers and community members.
The 122nd Fighter Wing hosted their annual Family Day Event organized to honor the families of the Wing's airmen.
We are featuring one service member who has served in the Air Force for 21 years including 8 deployments.
We salute Major Eric Marhover in the US Army who left for Kuwait for his 3rd deployment as we witnessed the emotional sendoff from his family.
We introduce you to the Liberty Sentrymen Motorcycle Club. A group that loves to ride and give back to the brave men and women who have served our country.
Meet the Walker family from New Haven who took that term "patriotic and love of country" to a whole new level.
This week we honor Snider grad Chad Hemsoth as our Hometown Hero.
In this week's Hometown Heroes segment, we salute Corporal Nate Quickery.
Take a listen to Cpl. Ben Gardner's story, as told by his sister Abby.
We honor Ben as our Hometown Hero Of The Week.
WFFT Local is proud to honor our Hometown Heroes. This week, we honor Mike Beeman.
WFFT Local is proud to honor our Hometown Heroes. Our first honoree is Oliver Fitzwater of Fort Wayne.