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Kaillee Bridges
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Kaillee Bridges — This Week’s Hometown Hero

This week's Hometown Hero comes to us from Warsaw, N.Y. Her name is Kaillee Bridges, and she served in the United States Marine Corps. We celebrate her life and her service to our country this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Senior Airman Patrick Little
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Senior Airman Patrick Little Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

We head over to the Air Force this week to find our Hometown Hero. It's Senior Airman Patrick Little.

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Sgt. Josh Haseley
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Sgt. Josh Haseley Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

We would like to send our sincere thanks to our Hometown Hero Of The Week!  This week it is Army Sgt. Josh Haslely. Originally from Newfane, Sgt Hasley is currently serving in Afghanistan.

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Cpl. Adam Wiepert
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Corporal Adam Wiepert is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

We would like to send our sincere thanks to our Hometown Hero Of The Week! Adam Wiepert is a 26-year-old Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Originally from Lancaster, Adam is currently serving his second tour in Afghanistan.

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Toby Keith USO Tour
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Toby Keith Visits Troops in Philippines, Guam and Hawaii on USO Tour – Pictures

Toby Keith is a proud American -- no one can dare argue that. His love for the country goes far, and takes care to visit the troops who are serving the nation as often as he can. The 'Red Solo Cup' singer recently visited servicemen and women and their families on his three-country, 10-day USO tour, which began April 28 and runs through May 7.

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Nominate A Soldier To Be WYRK’s Hometown Hero

I think it's pretty sad when we know the most ridiculous facts about our favorite athletes, singers and celebrities -- but really don't know much about the people who are giving us the freedom to enjoy such luxuries.

I also think that it's time we begin to give the soldiers who are currently fighting or have fought in the past some recognition.

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100 Club of Buffalo
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Recognizing Heroes

Each year we’re amazed at the acts of heroism performed by first responders and those acts never go unrecognized. There’s a local organization that recognizes Western New York heroes and I’m sure the Lockport police officers who risked their lives saving the life of a man in his burning house will be considered.

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US Marines (Getty Images)
US Marines (Getty Images)
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Did TSA Go Too Far on Disabled Marine?

I've been saying for years that military, both active and retired, should have a separate lane or station at airports and bus stations for screening. I saw this story this morning and it got under my skin.

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Marines Killed In Training Excercise

It happened at a military ammunition depot in Hawthorne, Nevada, Monday night (March 18). An explosion killed seven Marines and injured several others.

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A Collection of Dogs Reuniting With Veterans Returning From War — Daily Distraction

By now you've probably seen at least one video of a soldier or Marine returning home and seeing his dog for the first time. It's one of the things the Internet does that really, genuinely tugs at your heartstrings.

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Kellie Pickler Skpying with USO Ladies Night
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Kellie Pickler Honors Deployed Servicewomen With Ladies Night Goodies

Servicewomen in the Middle East had an extra special Valentine's Day this year, thanks to goodwill efforts of country's own Kellie Pickler.

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Bradley Cooper To Make Movie About Navy Seal Chris Kyle

It looks like a movie is in the works that will tell the story of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was killed a week ago at a

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