It’s time once again for our Hometown Hero, brought to you by Batavia Downs Gaming with help from our friends at WNY Heroes who help us with our nominations every week.  This week, our Hometown Hero is from Kenmore, NY.  From the United States Army, it’s Retired Sergeant First Class Eric Hutcheson!

Eric joined the Army in 1996, then headed to Alabama for Basic Training and Military Police School. Upon returning from school, he was assigned to the 143rd Military Police Company in Hartford, Connecticut. In September of 2001 he was one of the many deployed to Ground Zero-NYC in response to the terrorist attacks. He was then assigned to work in conjunction with the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police at train stations to deter any further attacks. In 2003, SFC(R) Hutcheson was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom serving just outside Baghdad. His unit returned home in 2004. In 2016 SFC(R) Hutcheson retired from the Army.

Medals Earned:

Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Good Conduct Medal

SFC(R) Hutcheson currently volunteers as a member on the Board of Directors for the 74th & 174th Veterans Association in Buffalo, NY. He resides in the Village of Kenmore, NY with his wife and 5 children.


This week, we are proud to name Eric Hutcheson our Hometown Hero of the week!


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Thanks once again to Retired Sergeant First Class Eric Hutcheson, our Hometown Hero of the week!