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  • Beaver Wallace, a Hometown Hero

    Beaver Wallace, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:03 PM EST2014-02-13 04:03:47 GMT
    Life long friends Beaver Wallace and Tommy Wiley had each other's backs in Vietnam. "When you work together and get shot at together or shelled at together," 66-year-old Wallace said, "you get pretty
    Life long friends Beaver Wallace and Tommy Wiley had each other's backs in Vietnam.
  • Austin Steen, a Hometown Hero

    Austin Steen, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 11:34 PM EST2014-02-06 04:34:56 GMT
    You may have seen it in War War II movies, Army paratroopers jump out of planes one by one, falling from the sky right into enemy lines ready for combat. For 88-year-old Austin Steen, that was his life
    You may have seen it in World War II movies. Army paratroopers jump out of planes one by one, falling from the sky right into enemy lines ready for combat.
  • Marshall Allen, a Hometown Hero

    Marshall Allen, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, January 30 2014 9:55 AM EST2014-01-30 14:55:01 GMT
    Wearing a Calvary hat, Retired Army t-shirt, and holding his favorite coffee mug, it's obvious that Command Sergeant Major Marshall Allen is a proud solider. He spent 20 years in the United States Army.
    Wearing a Cavalry hat, Retired Army t-shirt, and holding his favorite coffee mug, it's obvious that Command Sergeant Major Marshall Allen is a proud solider.
  • Happy Birthday to Harold Humphries, a Hometown Hero

    Happy Birthday to Harold Humphries, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:31 PM EST2013-12-12 04:31:31 GMT
    Harold Humphries is celebrating another year of life. "Hi Harold. How are you? Happy Birthday," could be heard over his cell phone. "Thank you. We're having a great time here this afternoon," he replied. The
    Harold Humphries is celebrating another year of life.
  • Terry Timms, a Hometown Hero

    Terry Timms, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 11:04 PM EST2013-11-28 04:04:09 GMT
    At age 17 teenagers typically ask for a video game, a car, perhaps even a trip but all Terry Timms wanted for his 17th Birthday was his mother's signature. "The day I turned 17-years-old I signed up for
    At age 17 teenagers typically ask for a video game, a car - perhaps even a trip - but all Terry Timms wanted for his 17th birthday was his mother's signature.
  • U.S. Army veteran John Cortez, a Hometown Hero

    U.S. Army veteran John Cortez, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-10-31 03:37:22 GMT
    John Cortez was just 20 years old when he was drafted into the United States Army, and he had no idea what kind of battles were ahead. "I never thought in my wildest dreams I was going to end up in Vietnam,"
    John Cortez was just 20 years old when he was drafted into the United States Army, and he had no idea what kind of battles were ahead.
  • Raymond Robertson and Zac Stancell, Hometown Heroes

    Raymond Robertson and Zac Stancell, Hometown Heroes

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-10-17 03:18:37 GMT
    Raymond Robertson has been a Lubbock UPS delivery driver for 28 years. For the past six years, his route has taken him to Muleshoe. His day-to-day routine is pretty standard, but on Sept. 18, he witnessed
    Raymond Robertson has been a Lubbock UPS delivery driver for 28 years. For the past six years, his route has taken him to Muleshoe. His day-to-day routine is pretty standard, but on Sept. 18, he witnessed something he never dreamed of happening.
  • Pastor John and Ilena Wagner, Hometown Heroes

    Pastor John and Ilena Wagner, Hometown Heroes

    Thursday, August 22 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-08-22 14:36:24 GMT
    You may have heard the expression, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is." Well, John Wagner disagrees. "We'll go out to Berl Huffman and give out 1,000 bottled waters for free. We went out to
    You may have heard the expression, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is." Well, John Wagner disagrees.
  • Army veteran Charles Dipprey, a Hometown Hero

    Army veteran Charles Dipprey, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, August 15 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-08-15 16:38:07 GMT
    Army veteran Charles Dipprey says he sure is lucky he knows how to cook. "We was in formation one morning and the captain asked, 'Anybody in this dad-gum bunch can make gravy?'" said Dipprey, 82. "And
    Army veteran Charles Dipprey says he sure is lucky he knows how to cook.
  • Lubbock Police Officer Mario Sandoval, a Hometown Hero

    Lubbock Police Officer Mario Sandoval, a Hometown Hero

    Friday, August 9 2013 5:48 AM EDT2013-08-09 09:48:33 GMT
    We see them all around but many of us don't stop and think twice about what they do. "They always see police officers giving tickets or working traffic accidents," said Officer Mario Sandoval with the
    "Telling a family 'It's going to be alright' or putting some guy where he needs to be, at the end of the day when you go home, you can say you helped someone out."
  • World War II veteran Orville Crockett, a Hometown Hero

    World War II veteran Orville Crockett, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, August 1 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-08-01 04:21:30 GMT
    If you call Orville Crockett by his first name he may not answer. But he will answer to "Davey." "Davey - picked up when that movie came out in 1952, I believe," Crockett said. But this Davey Crockett
    If you call Orville Crockett by his first name he may not answer. But he will answer to "Davey."
  • Kenneth Grissom, a Hometown Hero

    Kenneth Grissom, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, July 18 2013 8:10 PM EDT2013-07-19 00:10:22 GMT
    Kenneth Grissom works out at Covenant Lifestyle Center three times a week. "I generally come Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday," he said. He begins with cardio then moves on to weight lifting. But he is
    Grissom is a United States Marine Corps veteran who was deployed to the Pacific during World War II as a dive bomber pilot.
  • Pat Thurman, a Hometown Hero

    Pat Thurman, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, July 4 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-07-04 14:23:29 GMT
    Pat Thurman was drafted into the United States Army during World War II and later volunteered for the Korean War. He says he is very lucky to have the experiences that he had. "I'd like to say that I
    Pat Thurman was drafted into the United States Army during World War II and later volunteered for the Korean War. He says he is very lucky to have the experiences that he had.
  • Army Veteran Phil Price, a Hometown Hero

    Army Veteran Phil Price, a Hometown Hero

    Monday, July 1 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-07-01 04:03:24 GMT
    Although Phil Price's time in Vietnam as a soldier was short, he says it was nothing short of scary. "I heard ‘fire' and when we heard ‘automatic fire' that meant we were in a fight. And so my company
    Although Phil Price's time in Vietnam as a soldier was short, he says it was nothing short of astounding.
  • Retired Major Bob Simmons, a Hometown Hero

    Retired Major Bob Simmons, a Hometown Hero

    Saturday, June 29 2013 3:19 PM EDT2013-06-29 19:19:12 GMT
    Bob Simmons always dreamed of becoming a pilot. But when he walked into the Air Force recruiting office 46 years ago, they told him there was one slight problem. "They said, ‘All our pilots are officers
    Bob Simmons always dreamed of becoming a pilot. But when he walked into the Air Force recruiting office 46 years ago, they told him there was one slight problem. "They said, ‘All our pilots are officers
  • Lubbock Hometown Hero featured on Dateline Friday

    Lubbock Hometown Hero featured on Dateline Friday

    Saturday, June 29 2013 12:58 AM EDT2013-06-29 04:58:59 GMT
    Coronado High School graduate James Winters was on Dateline Friday, featured as one of the Navy officers who saved a woman and her two children after a terrifying accident on a California bridge. Winters
    Coronado High School graduate James Winters was on Dateline Friday, featured as one of the Navy officers who saved a woman and her two children after a terrifying accident on a California bridge.
  • Eugene Roberts, a Hometown Hero

    Eugene Roberts, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:22:32 GMT
    Eugene Roberts, 88, finally realizes that the sacrifices he made 67 years ago have not gone unnoticed. "Never in my life did I ever dream that I'd have so many handshakes and "thank you's" and "we appreciate
    Eugene Roberts, 88, finally realizes that the sacrifices he made 67 years ago have not gone unnoticed.
  • 1st Lieutenant Ross Creel, a Hometown Hero

    1st Lieutenant Ross Creel, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:21 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:21:40 GMT
    This week KCBD has chosen 1st Lieutenant Ross Creel as a "Hometown Hero". He is a 2004 Coronado High School graduate who enlisted in the U.S. Army after he graduated from college in 2008. "He had just
    This week KCBD has chosen 1st Lieutenant Ross Creel as a "Hometown Hero". He is a 2004 Coronado High School graduate who enlisted in the U.S. Army after he graduated from college in 2008.
  • The Brown Family, Hometown Heroes

    The Brown Family, Hometown Heroes

    Thursday, May 30 2013 2:35 AM EDT2013-05-30 06:35:20 GMT
    Patriotism runs deep in the Brown family. "Growing up in this family, you always know that you wanna serve," U.S. Marine Sgt. Todd Brown said. Sgt. Brown has been serving for eight years. He was deployed
    Patriotism runs deep in the Brown family.
  • Brigadier General Gary G. Harber, a Hometown Hero

    Brigadier General Gary G. Harber, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, May 23 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:05:13 GMT
    Brigadier General Gary G. Harber has plenty of war stories. "I'd get a collect call like 2 o'clock in the morning and they'd say, ‘Sir! We just got this requirement and they told us to do it like this,
    This prominent soldier, who served during the Berlin Crisis, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and as a general during Desert Storm will tell you he is not a hero. But he says he remembers many.
  • Louise Cummins, a Hometown Hero

    Louise Cummins, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, May 15 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-16 03:58:06 GMT
    Although not a native of Lubbock, Louise Cummins has touched the lives of many in the Hub City. "When we moved to Lubbock, volunteering seemed to be a good way to get involved in the community," said
    Although not a native of Lubbock, Louise Cummins has touched the lives of many in the Hub City.
  • Salvation Army volunteer Dave Freriks, a Hometown Hero

    Salvation Army volunteer Dave Freriks, a Hometown Hero

    Friday, May 10 2013 6:50 PM EDT2013-05-10 22:50:11 GMT
    Dave Freriks served in the United States Army for 3 years as a specialist. He joined just after the Korean War in 1959 when he was 18 years old. However, rather than being honored for his service in
    Rather than being honored for his service in the Army, Freriks is being honored for his 32 years of volunteer service at the Salvation Army of Lubbock.
  • Marine Corps veteran Earl H. Bryant, a Hometown Hero

    Marine Corps veteran Earl H. Bryant, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, April 25 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 04:03:55 GMT
    United States Marine Corps veteran Earl H. Bryant passed away on February 13, 1990 but his son, Earl C. Bryant, would like to share his father's story. Bryant says his late father fought in the Korean
    United States Marine Corps veteran Earl H. Bryant passed away on February 13, 1990 but his son, Earl C. Bryant, would like to share his father's story. 
  • World War II veteran Sam Bayless, a Hometown Hero

    World War II veteran Sam Bayless, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, April 11 2013 1:41 PM EDT2013-04-11 17:41:29 GMT
    Samuel Bayless and his best friend Chuck were inseparable growing up. "We would camp out, we learned how to make chisels and screw drivers, we went to school together, we just did everything together,"
    Samuel Bayless and his best friend Chuck were inseparable growing up but their paths would lead them to different branches of the military.
  • Retired Army Veteran Joseph DoPadre, a Hometown Hero

    Retired Army Veteran Joseph DoPadre, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, April 4 2013 6:20 PM EDT2013-04-04 22:20:45 GMT
    JOE DUPADRE HAS FOUGHT MORE THAN JUST BATTLES IN THE COMBAT ZONE. DUPADRE HAS BEEN BATTLING CANCER FOR YEARS and he contracted it while fighting for our country in WWII.He describes the fighting in "old
    Joseph DoPadre, 86, has fought more than just battles in the combat zone, he has been battling cancer for 11 years.
  • Retired Marine Bob Bland, a Hometown Hero

    Retired Marine Bob Bland, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 11:56 PM EDT2013-03-28 03:56:34 GMT
    Bob Bland was 11 years old when he pinned a large banner that read US Marine Corps to the wall of his bedroom. "I just thought that the Marines were the epitome of what a military organization should
    Bob Bland was 11 years old when he pinned a large banner that read US Marine Corps to the wall of his bedroom.
  • Iraq War veteran Rylan Randolph, a Hometown Hero

    Iraq War veteran Rylan Randolph, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, March 21 2013 3:53 PM EDT2013-03-21 19:53:17 GMT
    Some 8-year-old boys want to be firefighters or police officers when they grow up. But for Rylan Randolph, he always dreamed of becoming a United States Army soldier. "I remember as a kid, in my kitchen
    Some 8-year-old boys want to be firefighters or police officers when they grow up. But Rylan Randolph always dreamed of becoming a United States Army soldier.
  • Army veteran Calvin Harris, a Hometown Hero

    Army veteran Calvin Harris, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, January 30 2013 5:09 PM EST2013-01-30 22:09:01 GMT
    Right out of high school, 18-year-old Calvin Harris was looking for an adventure, and the United States Army was where he found it. "We had to jump into the ocean and swim back to shore. I never was
    Right out of high school, 18-year-old Calvin Harris was looking for an adventure, and the United States Army was where he found it.
  • Army veteran Antonio Garza, a Hometown Hero

    Army veteran Antonio Garza, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, January 3 2013 12:14 PM EST2013-01-03 17:14:31 GMT
    Former Army Specialist, Antonio Garza enlisted when he was 21-years old. However, not because he was just looking for another job, Garza joined to give back to the country that had given him so much. 
    Former Army Specialist, Antonio Garza enlisted when he was 21-years old. However, not because he was just looking for another job, Garza joined to give back to the country that had given him so much.
  • Captain Tim Howell, a Hometown Hero

    Captain Tim Howell, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, November 21 2012 5:45 PM EST2012-11-21 22:45:22 GMT
    As the son of a World War Two veteran, Timothy Howell always had the urge to join the military. However, his real desire was to serve those who were already serving. "It's a rewarding experience to take
    Commissioned as an Ensign in 1985, Howell was assigned to the Navy's Nurse Corps. After 27 years in the Navy Reserves, he will hang up his uniform December 1.
  • Maj. G.E. Doug Douglass, a Hometown Hero

    Maj. G.E. Doug Douglass, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, October 11 2012 11:02 AM EDT2012-10-11 15:02:50 GMT
    92-year old G.E. Doug Douglass will always be remembered as the life of the party. However, not many things were more important to Douglass than his country. Mike Howell lived next to Douglass for 42 years. "He'll
    92-year old G.E. Doug Douglass will always be remembered as the life of the party. However, not many things were more important to Douglass than his country. 
  • Army Sgt. Joshua Taylor, a Hometown Hero

    Army Sgt. Joshua Taylor, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, September 26 2012 8:50 PM EDT2012-09-27 00:50:32 GMT
    Army Sgt. Joshua Taylor has served in the military for the past 12 years, having enlisted from Coronado High School. During his time in the Army, he has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently
    Army Sgt. Joshua Taylor has served in the military for the past 12 years, having enlisted from Coronado High School. During his time in the Army, he has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently in Germany.
  • Major Carrie Monje, A Hometown Hero

    Major Carrie Monje, A Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, September 12 2012 7:39 PM EDT2012-09-12 23:39:46 GMT
    For Army Reserve Major Carrie Monje, being a solider comes as natural to her as being a mother. She is currently the Commander of the 792nd Medical Detachment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. "Being a solider
    For Army Reserve Major Carrie Monje, being a solider comes as natural to her as being a mother. She is currently the Commander of the 792nd Medical Detachment in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • Maj. General Walter Huffman, a Hometown Hero

    Maj. General Walter Huffman, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, August 23 2012 10:10 AM EDT2012-08-23 14:10:29 GMT
    This week we honor Major General Walter Huffman as a Hometown Hero. The minute you step into Huffman's office at Texas Tech's School of Law, you see signs of patriotism and pride lining the walls. By looking
    This week we honor Major General Walter Huffman as a Hometown Hero. The minute you step into Huffman's office at Texas Tech's School of Law, you see signs of patriotism and pride lining the walls. 
  • Army veteran Les Traweek, a Hometown Hero

    Army veteran Les Traweek, a Hometown Hero

    Thursday, August 9 2012 9:33 PM EDT2012-08-10 01:33:19 GMT
    This week we honor 86-year old Les Traweek as our Hometown Hero. Traweek was drafted by the Army when he was just 18. "My uncle called me up and told me to go, my Uncle Sam," Traweek said. The end of
    This week we honor 86-year old Les Traweek as our Hometown Hero. Traweek was drafted by the Army when he was just 18.
  • The Smith family, Hometown Heroes

    The Smith family, Hometown Heroes

    Wednesday, August 1 2012 4:19 PM EDT2012-08-01 20:19:49 GMT
    Walking up to the Smith's home, it's apparent a military family lives there. Signs of patriotism and pride wave in the front yard, but for Uetta and Mitchell Smith, their pride runs far deeper. "It's
    Walking up to the Smith's home, it's apparent a military family lives there. Signs of patriotism and pride wave in the front yard, but for Uetta and Mitchell Smith, their pride runs far deeper.
  • Army Veteran Dan Swanson, A Hometown Hero

    Army Veteran Dan Swanson, A Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, July 25 2012 6:25 PM EDT2012-07-25 22:25:00 GMT
    Army veteran David Swanson entered the draft in 1967, during the peak of the Vietnam War. He says he remembers the sights and sounds of Vietnam like it was yesterday. "You're scared all the time, not
    Army veteran Dan Swanson entered the draft in 1967 during the peak of the Vietnam War. He says he remembers the sights and sounds of Vietnam like it was yesterday. 
  • Army Technician Jack Barnes, A Hometown Hero

    Army Technician Jack Barnes, A Hometown Hero

    Thursday, July 5 2012 12:15 AM EDT2012-07-05 04:15:33 GMT
    92-year-old Jack Barnes stared at a photo of himself from almost sixty years ago. It was taken when Barnes entered the military. At that time, Barnes had plans to serve his required year and come home
    92-year-old Jack Barnes stared at a photo of himself from almost sixty years ago. It was taken when Barnes entered the military.
  • Sergeant Steven Vidaurre, a Hometown Hero

    Sergeant Steven Vidaurre, a Hometown Hero

    Friday, June 15 2012 11:50 AM EDT2012-06-15 15:50:13 GMT
    Sergeant Steven Vidaurre, a Lubbock native, is serving his country with pride after a life of hardship. Vidaurre joined the human resources division of the Army in late 2004. He began his first tour of
    Sergeant Steven Vidaurre, a Lubbock native, is serving his country with pride after a life of hardship.
  • World War II Veteran Phil Crenshaw, a Hometown Hero

    World War II Veteran Phil Crenshaw, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, May 23 2012 10:33 PM EDT2012-05-24 02:33:22 GMT
    KCBD is honoring World War II veteran Phil Crenshaw as this week's "Hometown Hero". At the age of 21, Phil enlisted in the Army in 1943 and was sent to Okinawa Japan that same year. Phil takes a trip
    KCBD is honoring World War II veteran Phil Crenshaw as this week's "Hometown Hero". In 1943, Phil enlisted in the Army. He was 21 years old, and he was sent to Okinawa, Japan that same year.
  • Marine Corporal Joe Lara Jr., a Hometown Hero

    Marine Corporal Joe Lara Jr., a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:39 PM EDT2012-05-16 22:39:00 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to thank Marine Corporal Joe Lara Jr. for his service to our country. Joe was nominated as this week's Hometown Hero. "When he was small he always said he wanted to fight the
    This week KCBD would like to thank Marine Corporal Joe Lara Jr. for his service to our country. Joe was nominated as this week's Hometown Hero.
  • Retired U.S. Navy Veteran Jack Barnes, A Hometown Hero

    Retired U.S. Navy Veteran Jack Barnes, A Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, May 9 2012 11:11 PM EDT2012-05-10 03:11:24 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor retired U.S. Navy veteran Jack Barnes as this week's "Hometown Hero." While he lives in Amarillo, Jack has made it his mission to honoring our hometown heroes … and heroes
    KCBD would like to honor retired U.S. Navy veteran Jack Barnes as this week's "Hometown Hero." While he lives in Amarillo, Jack has made it his mission to honor Lubbock's hometown heroes - and heroes across the country.
  • Battalion Chief Shaun Fogerson, A Hometown Hero

    Battalion Chief Shaun Fogerson, A Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, May 2 2012 8:48 PM EDT2012-05-03 00:48:30 GMT
    This week KCBD NewsChannel 11 salutes Capt. Shaun Fogerson. As City of Lubbock Battalion Chief, camaraderie and team work are characteristics that are simply ingrained in Fogerson. "There was always
    This week KCBD NewsChannel 11 honors City of Lubbock Battalion Chief Shaun Fogerson. As a former marine, camaraderie and team work are characteristics that are simply ingrained in him.
  • Seabee James Winters, a Hometown Hero

    Seabee James Winters, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, April 25 2012 10:40 PM EDT2012-04-26 02:40:11 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor Seabee James Winters as our "Hometown Hero." He graduated from Coronado High School in 2004 and he's been in the Navy ever since. James says one of the main reasons
    This week KCBD would like to honor Seabee James Winters as our "Hometown Hero." He graduated from Coronado High School in 2004 and he's been in the Navy ever since. Little did he know, his service would make him a hero - not overseas, but here in the U.S.
  • Cpl Manuel Hernandez, a Hometown Hero

    Cpl Manuel Hernandez, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, March 28 2012 10:59 PM EDT2012-03-29 02:59:34 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor Manuel Hernandez as our "Hometown Hero." Manuel grew up in Kermit, Texas - about three hours from Lubbock. At 17-years-old he enlisted in the Army Reserves. It was his junior year in High School.
  • Marine Sergeant Stephen Sanchez, a Hometown Hero

    Marine Sergeant Stephen Sanchez, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, March 21 2012 10:48 PM EDT2012-03-22 02:48:13 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor Marine Sergeant Stephen Sanchez as our "Hometown Hero." Sanchez has been a Marine recruiter in Lubbock for three years.
  • Three time veteran John Buesseler, a Hometown Hero

    Three time veteran John Buesseler, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, March 14 2012 10:59 PM EDT2012-03-15 02:59:34 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor 92-year-old John A. Buesseler as our "Hometown Hero". He is a three war veteran who has served the Lubbock community, just as much as he served overseas.
  • U.S. Specialist Roy Stout, a Hometown Hero

    U.S. Specialist Roy Stout, a Hometown Hero

    Monday, March 5 2012 5:51 PM EST2012-03-05 22:51:23 GMT
    KCBD would like to honor U.S. Army specialist Roy Stout as this week's Hometown Hero. Roy is a 2008 Roosevelt High School graduate who entered into the Army that summer to be a machine gunner.
  • WWII Veteran Charles Odell Sears, a Hometown Hero

    WWII Veteran Charles Odell Sears, a Hometown Hero

    Wednesday, February 29 2012 11:22 PM EST2012-03-01 04:22:15 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor World War II veteran Charles Odell Sears as our "Hometown Hero." In 1942, this 89-year-old veteran graduated from Gomez High School, just miles from Brownfield. Less than a year later, he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
  • Army medic Michael Tackitt, a Hometown Hero

    Army medic Michael Tackitt, a Hometown Hero

    Monday, February 13 2012 6:17 AM EST2012-02-13 11:17:22 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor Michael Tackitt as a "Hometown Hero". After graduating from Lubbock High School, Michael joined the U.S. Army.
  • U.S. Sergeant Monica DeLeon, a Hometown Hero

    U.S. Sergeant Monica DeLeon, a Hometown Hero

    Sunday, February 5 2012 6:18 PM EST2012-02-05 23:18:25 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor Sergeant Monica DeLeon as our "Hometown Hero". A 1994 Lubbock High School graduate, Monica enlisted in the United States Army in 2004 as a single mother of two.
  • U.S. Marine Corporal Jeffrey Howell, a Hometown Hero

    U.S. Marine Corporal Jeffrey Howell, a Hometown Hero

    Monday, January 16 2012 8:00 PM EST2012-01-17 01:00:06 GMT
    This week KCBD would like to honor U.S. Marine Corporal Jeffrey Howell as our "Hometown Hero". Jeffrey is a 2006 Monterey High School graduate who just recently returned to Lubbock after his enlistment ended in September.
  • U.S. Marine Jeremy Miller, a Hometown Hero

    U.S. Marine Jeremy Miller, a Hometown Hero

    Monday, January 9 2012 9:41 AM EST2012-01-09 14:41:35 GMT
    This week's "Hometown Hero" is U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Miller. With no question in his mind, Jeremy was destined to be a Marine and enlisted in 2007 after graduating from Frenship High School in 2006.
  • U.S. Marine Jaime Williamson, a Hometown Hero

    U.S. Marine Jaime Williamson, a Hometown Hero

    Monday, January 2 2012 12:37 AM EST2012-01-02 05:37:57 GMT
    Enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps at 19-years-old in 2007, Jaime Williamson is this week's "Hometown Hero."
  • WWII Veteran Benny Vittitow, a Hometown Hero

    WWII Veteran Benny Vittitow, a Hometown Hero

    Monday, December 19 2011 12:09 AM EST2011-12-19 05:09:57 GMT
    World War II Veteran Benny Vittitow remembers the war like it was yesterday. The 88-year-old veteran is this week's KCBD "Hometown Hero" for his years of service fighting for our country.
  • Local Marine Carlos Plata, a hometown hero

    Local Marine Carlos Plata, a hometown hero

    Monday, December 12 2011 12:37 PM EST2011-12-12 17:37:05 GMT
    He is a 2003 Plainview High School graduate, a husband, a father, a brother and a hometown hero after serving overseas in the United States Marine Corp. Marine Corporal Carlos Plata Jr. joined in 2004 at age 19.
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    Members of our armed services perform extraordinary acts of selflessness every day, and that's why KCBD NewsChannel 11 and Yates Flooring Center are asking you to help us honor our Hometown Heroes.
    Members of our armed services perform extraordinary acts of selflessness every day, and that's why KCBD NewsChannel 11 and Yates Flooring Center are asking you to help us honor our Hometown Heroes.
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