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 Newfane, NY served in the United States Air Force.  It’s Senior Airman Matthew Irwin!

Irwin joined in January 2006 and served as an Aerospace ground equipment journeyman and maintenance scheduler.  He delivered equipment to alert aircraft that were in direct support of ground troops and also assisted with flight line preparation for the Vice President visit while he was in Balad, Iraq where he served from January-June 2008

Irwin retired medically in 2010 for back injury incurred during air support operations in Iraq.

This week, we are proud to name Matthew Irwin our Hometown Hero of the week!

If you would like to see a picture of Matthew, get to WYRK.com!  While you’re there, nominate your own Hometown Hero. We like to honor both active duty and veteran heroes from right here in Western New York.

Thanks once again to Senior Airman Matthew Irwin from the United States Air Force, our Hometown Hero of the week!