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 Grand Island, NY is Jacob Wiesnet!

Sgt Jacob M Wiesnet served in the United States Army from 2005-2011.  He went to FT Jackson SC for basic training and Aberdeen Proving Grounds for Advanced Individual Training for 45K Armament Technician


Jacob was deployed to Iraq from ’05 to ‘07 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 1st Armored Division.  While there, he was awarded the Naval Unit Commendation medal by the commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force for our combined effort in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Ramadi.


He then was deployed again to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008 to 2010 with 172nd Infantry Brigade as a gun truck team leader for Base defense operations.

"I loved the military, I'm proud to have been a part of something much greater than myself" – Jacob Wiesnet

This week, we are proud to name Jacob Wiesnet our Hometown Hero of the week!

If you would like to nominate your own Hometown Hero, click the button below. We like to honor both active duty and veteran heroes from right here in Western New York.

Thanks once again to Sgt. Jacob Wiesnet from the United States Army, our Hometown Hero of the week!


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