Heroes

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.

Joseph Eddy 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 Niagara Falls. It’s 43 year old retired Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Eddy!
Daniel Henderson Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!
It's time for this week's Hometown Hero -- brought to you by Keller Chevrolet and Batavia Downs Gaming. Today's Hometown Hero comes to us originally from Alexander. He has already served for six years in the Army so far, and he's still counting. Our Hometown Hero is Sergeant Dani…
Vehicles for Vets Finalist: Brad Schumacher, U-S Air Force
This week's Basil Vehicles for Vets finalist was nominated by April LoTempio who tells us Air National Guardsman Brad Schumacher desperately needs to replace his 15-year old truck.  While his wife and unborn daughter recover from fetal surgery in Philadelphia, Brad continually makes the long commute…
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 alway…
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.
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 ba…
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.
She says Albert was a demolition specialist in Vietnam, walking eight miles a day deact…

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