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, we remember Specialist Alan N. Dikcis of Wheatfield, NY 

Alan joined the United States Army and served until March5, 2010.

He was raised one of six sons, of those six young men, 3 joined the Army.

He served as a mechanic at Fort Drum in Watertown, NY.

Unfortunately he was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan with the  603rd 20th engineers.  Spc. Dikcis was retrieving a wrecker that was damaged by an IED, when he attempted to go around it he hit a secondary IED. Alan is survived by his beautiful daughter Sophia and loving family whom spend their time volunteering to help other veterans in need as well as another brother who is still serving.

This week, we would like to humbly name Specialist Alan Dikcis our Hometown Hero of the week!

If you would like to see a picture of Alan, 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.

We cannot say thank you enough to Specialist Alan Dikcis and his family for their sacrifice and are proud to name him our Hometown Hero of the week!