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WYRK is proud of this country, and the soldiers who have earned our freedom and those who fight to preserve it. We ask listeners to nominate a soldier to become one of our weekly “Hometown Heroes.” Each Friday a new Hometown Hero is chosen. The selected Hometown Hero is featured right here on WYRK.com, thanked for their service on the air and the first song on Noon Tunes is dedicated to them.

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Marine Corps Sergeant Dennis Emke Is Today’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Keller Chevrolet and Batavia Downs gaming.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is originally from Lockport, NY.  He serves our country proudly in the United States Marine Corps.  It’s 25 year old Sergeant Dennis Emke.

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Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Ricky Joyner, U-S Army

This week's Basil Vehicles for Vets finalist is Ricky Joyner who was nominated by his daughter Christina Joyner who says her dad deserves to be appreciated for what he has done for the country and for what he does every day.  She says she doesn't know any other man who always puts others before himself the way her dad does.   

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Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Debbra Ransom, U-S Army

This week's Basil Vehicles for Vets finalist was nominated by Charles Everett who tells us Debbra Ransom has diligently worked in service for veterans in WNY.  She's a mother of three who through the years has become a foster mom to 14 children. 

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Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Jesse Lind, USMC

Jesse Lind is this week's Vehicles for Vets finalist. Stacey Fitzpatrick made the nomination and tells us Jesse broke his back in three places while on active duty leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.  Despite the odds he now walks with canes and leg braces. He went on to college, earning a bachelor's degree, and got married and has two children.  He taught both of his sons how to ride a two-wheel bicycle from his wheelchair.

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Sgt. Justin Wulff Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Keller Chevrolet and Batavia Downs gaming.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is originally from Franklinville, NY.  It’s 25 year old Sergeant Justin Wulff.

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See 240 Years of Army Uniforms in Two Minutes [VIDEO]

This is pretty cool! See the progression of uniforms in the Army from war to war.

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Vehicles for Vets: Albert Galluzzi, U-S Army

Our Vehicles for Vets finalist this week is Albert Galluzzi. A U-S Army Vietnam veteran and his wife Karen was the one who submitted the entry.She says she’s the one who knows him best, so why not

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Jim Walczyk Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Keller Chevrolet and Batavia Downs gaming.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is originally from West Falls, NY.  He served our country proudly in the United States Navy.  It’s 53 year old Jim Walczyk.

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SSgt Erick Crumley Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Keller Chevrolet and Batavia Downs gaming.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is originally from Liberty Hill.  He is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps.  It’s 26 year old Staff Sergeant Erick Crumley.

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Nicholas Jurek Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Keller Chevrolet and Batavia Downs gaming.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is originally from Alden, NY.  He served our nation proudly in the USMC.  It’s 23 year old Nicholas Jurek.

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Karol Vaugan
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Air Force Technical Sergeant Karol Vaugan Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Keller Chevrolet and Batavia Downs gaming.  This Week’s Hometown Hero is a retired veteran originally from West Seneca, NY.  It’s 52 year old United States Air Force Technical Sergeant Karol Vaugan.

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Tom Betrus Is Our Mentor Of The Month

Congratulations to Tom Betrus, a Mathematics Teacher Assistant at Iroquois High School.  Tom was nominated by Mariah Barry to be our latest Mentor of the Month.

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