This week's Hometown Hero comes to us originally from Tonawanda. He's 22-year-old Army Specialist Nicholas Kaiser!

He joined Boy Scouts as a Tiger at the age of 5 and earned the title of Eagle Scout at 16.  Nick graduated from Tonawanda High School in 2008, where he played varsity football, baseball and soccer, and he's currently serving our country in Kuwait.

Nicholas joined the Army in May 2011. His first deployment was to Afghanistan, where his unit provided security and transportation services. He is currently deployed to Kuwait, and his family cannot wait for the fall, when he will be back stateside this November.

Here are some of the awards that Nicholas has earned:

  • 3 Overseas Ribbons
  • 2 Army Achievement Medals
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • NATO Ribbon
  • Global War on Terrorism Ribbon
  • National Defense Ribbon
  • Excellence in Armor Award
  • Cavalry Spurs and Tanker Boots.

In addition to his work in the Army, he is a full-time student and attends classes online while deployed. Nick is looking forward to a career in law enforcement after the Army.

We certainly want to thank Nick for his service to our country and congratulate him on all that he has earned. Nick, you are a very accomplished young man.

If you would like to nominate someone who is currently serving our country or has served in the past, click the button below. We will choose a new Hometown Hero each Friday. If their name is chosen, we will not only feature them right here on WYRK.com, but we'll be sure to thank them for their service on the air and dedicate the first song on Noon Tunes to them.