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

Originally from Akron, Patrick is currently serving overseas and, last month, was recognized as "Airman of the Month" for his excellence, dedication, and "selfless contributions" he has provided to our country.

This is amongst other acknowledgements he has received for a job well done, and we all want him to know the amount of pride that his friends, families and his wife especially have in him for serving our country.

Patrick married his wife Lindsey last year, and he will still be serving overseas for their one year anniversary on July 7. She wrote this to us in her nomination:

If there is one way that I can express my love for him and all that he is, it would be dedicating him a song on country radio. And, although HE may not be able to hear it, there are many hometown heroes here in WNY that deserve to be recognized for their commitment to our nation. That being said, could you please play “American Solider” by Toby Keith? This is one of Patrick’s favorite songs as it defines him, and every soldier out there.

We are happy to do that for Patrick and every other soldier who is fighting for our country.  Thank you Patrick for serving in our United States Air Force, and congratulations on becoming this week's Hometown Hero!

Something else to add for Patrick is that he's taking part in the 107th Airlift Wing's own Relay For Life. They have organized it by themselves and will be running their own relay events to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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If you would like to donate to Senior Airman Patrick Little's team, you can do so right here.

If you would like to nominate someone who is currently serving our country or has served in the past, click the button below. We will choose a new Hometown Hero each Friday. If their name is chosen, we will not only feature them right here on WYRK.com, but we’ll be sure to thank them for their service on the air and dedicate the first song on Noon Tunes to them.