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 from Wilson, NY is Gary Darnell!

Gary joined the National Guard in his senior year of high school. He did his basic training at Ft Leonard Wood Missouri. After schooling he was assigned to an Engineering company in Lockport. Through the years Gary has been assigned to several units in the WNY area. He has deployed to Afghanistan 2 times. Gary resides in Wilson with his wife. In Gary's spare time he serves the Village of Wilson as a trustee and is also a 35 year member for the Wilson Volunteer Fire Co.

This week, we are proud to name Gary Darnell our Hometown Hero of the week!

If you would like to nominate your own Hometown Hero, click the button below. We like to honor both active duty and veteran heroes from right here in Western New York.

Thanks once again to Gary Darnell from the United States Army, our Hometown Hero of the week!