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FORT WAYNE, IN (WFFT) We are honoring two Snider High School graduates, Sergeant Michael Rian and Corporal Nicholas Rian.
Fort Wayne native Staff Sergeant Brandon Wallace served 13 years in the army including three deployments overseas. His wife, Lance Corporal Krystal Wallace served four years in the U.S. Marines, until she was medically discharged.
FORT WAYNE, Ind (WFFT) - In this week's "Hometown Hero" segment, we're recognizing Fort Recovery native Eric Smith, a man who served three deployments overseas.
FORT WAYNE, IN (WFFT) We recognize an Army Veteran named Sanders Tucker III who served four years in the Army on active duty, stationed in Fort Drum, New York.
We recognize Randy Handshoe, a Marine and Navy Reservist who is also a teacher in Albion.
We recognize Staff Sergeant Cameron Kern, a member of the Air Force who is currently deployed overseas.
We salute Fort Wayne resident Megan Hamilton, who served in the Navy providing support to a Seal team in Virginia.
Earlier this month, 26 members of the 122nd Fighter Wing returned home after a 6 months deployment overseas. WFFT introduces you to Mike Hatton, a member of the Security Forces Squadron at the 122nd.
We are recognizing Army Specialist Jeffery Moeller, a Fort Wayne man who's served 5 years in the military.
In this week's Hometown Hero report, we are recognizing Staff Sergeant Daniel McGuigan, a soldier who has served our country overseas on several deployments.
We are recognizing World War II veteran and Auburn native Gene Cogan.
We are honoring one of the students at National College, Tony Nunley, a National Guard member who served a deployment in Iraq.
We are saluting Vietnam Veteran Larry Bowyer, a Garrett resident who has sacrificed for both his family and his country.
Hearing the call of duty after the event of 9-11 is why a local man joined the Army 10 years ago as we honor Leo resident, Army Sergeant Nick Conrad for his service to our country.
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
FORT WAYNE, IN (WFFT) A special inside look at the 15th Honor Flight in Northeast Indiana. Each year the organization sends a group of World War II veterans to Washington DC to see the memorials.
See images and video from the Honor Flight in Washington DC.
WFFT Local News is with 70 WWII and Korean War veterans for their "Honor Flight" on Wednesday to Washington, D.C.