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 Buffalo, NY.  It’s United States Army Sergeant First Class Shawn McKirchy!

Shawn’s nomination came from his fiancé and said this:


Shawn enlisted in the Army Reserves right out of high school. He served for 20 years, just recently retiring at the age of 38 in July 2016. He did 3 tours overseas and takes great pride in his country. I met Shawn 5 months after he retired and we are now engaged to be married. He is an incredible man, always puts me first, and I am honored to be his fiance and proud of what he has accomplished so far in his life. He is confident and determined and it makes me a better person.


That’s all we need to say thanks.  This week, we are honored to name Sgt. Shawn McKirchy our Hometown Hero of the Week!


If you would like to see a picture of Shawn, get to!  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 United States Army Sgt. 1st Class Shawn McKirchy, our Hometown Hero of the week!