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Sgt. Shaina Schmigel
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This Week We Honor Sgt. Shaina Schmigel — Our Hometown Hero

This week, we honor another WNY Native who has paid the ultimate sacrifice as a soldier for our country. Our Hometown Hero is 21-year-old Batavia Native US Army Sgt. Shaina Schmigel. 

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Michael Shul (listener submitted photo)
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Michael Shul Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!

This week's Hometown Hero is originally from Lackawana.  It's 19-year-old Airforce Airman First Class Michael Shul!

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Army Specialist Dylan Franklin
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Our Hometown Hero Of The Week — EOD Spc. Dylan Franklin

This week’s Hometown Hero is not only a hero to us, but to his soon-to-be sister-in-law too. Originally from Boston, N.Y., our Hometown Hero is 20-year-old Army EOD Specialist Dylan Franklin.

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Soldier salutes fallen comrades
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This Week, We Honor Those Who Have Passed As Our Hometown Heroes

Each week, we honor a new soldier as our Hometown Hero. Whether they are currently serving or have served in the past, we just want to say thank you to them. This Memorial Day weekend, we are honoring those soldiers who have passed.

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Nicholas Steck
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Nicholas Steck Is This Week’s Hometown Hero!!

This week’s Hometown Hero is currently living his dream as a soldier. Originally from Attica, our Hometown Hero is 26-year-old Army Specialist Nicholas Steck!

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Senior Airman Michael Bauch
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Today We Honor Senior Airman Michael Bauch As Our Hometown Hero

No American ever wants to see a soldier have to be buried. However, if it has to be done, most people wish that it could be done with honor. That's just what our Hometown Hero does. Today, we honor Senior Airman Michael Bauch as this week's Hometown Hero.

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Corporal Brett Wilczynski
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Brett Wilzcynski is this week’s Hometown Hero!

This week’s Hometown Hero is not only a hero to us, but to his older brother too.  Originally from North Collins, our Hometown Hero is 20 year old Marine Corporal Brett Wilczynski.

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LCpl Zacharey Riggs
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This Week’s Hometown Hero Is LCpl Zacharey Riggs

It's truly amazing the sacrifices that our service men and women make to ensure our freedom.   Take this week's Hometown Hero, for instance.  He has always known that he was going to be a marine and even sacrificed seeing the birth of his son to make it happen.

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Anthony Avolio and his family
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This Week’s Hometown Hero Is Corporal Anthony Avolio

This week’s Hometown Hero is a Marine from West Seneca, NY.  He has always wanted to become a Marine and now he is living out that dream.  This week we honor Corporal Anthony Avolio as our Hometown Hero.

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Errick Vedder
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This Week’s Hometown Hero Is Sgt. Erric Vedder

Each week we recognize and honor the soldiers who are fighting for our freedom or have done their time and helped to protect us in the past. Along with that, we recognize that it takes a huge sacrifice from the family as well.  Today’s Hometown Hero is 24 year old Army Sergeant Errick Vedder.

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Master Sergeant Joe Prica
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Congratulations To Master Sergeant Joe Prica

This week’s Hometown Hero is 49 year old Master Sergeant Joe Prica from Lockport, NY.  Today’s nomination is a happy one.  We want to celebrate Joe today as he recently retired in December.

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Christopher Heinz
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We Remember Christopher Heinz Today – Our Hometown Hero

Today we remember a Hometown Hero who has paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country.  Our Hometown Hero, originally from Newfane, NY is Army SPC Christopher Heinz.

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