All of us at 101.5 KNUE are proud to be part of East Texas, and we are especially proud to live in a place where we hold our military and first responders in such high regard. KNUE is proud to announce this week’s “Hometown Hero,” Petty Officer 1st Class U.S. Navy Reservist and Police Officer with the Palestine Police Department, Jason Lewis.

Petty Officer 1st Class Lewis served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years and 5 years as a reservist and counting. He served a two-year tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. In early 2010, he became part of the Palestine Police Department.

He was nominated by Trey Elledge, who said:

He not only cares for and protects our country on the battlefield, he protects and serves his community as well. He is a man of strength, courage and believes in doing the right thing, fighting for those who can't fight for themselves. He is a selfless man and I couldn't be more proud to call him my friend. He's an excellent husband to his wife, and father to his son and all round role model - he is the real "Captain America."

To show our appreciation for all that Sgt. Brown has done for his country, he will receive a plaque from Congratulations Awards in Jacksonville.Read More: KNUE ‘Hometown Hero’ of the Week: Army Sgt. Kelly Brown of Kilgore | http://knue.com/knue-hometown-hero-of-the-week-army-sgt-kelly-brown-of-kilgore/?trackback=tsmclip

To show our appreciation for all that Lewis has done for his country, he will receive a plaque from Congratulations Awards in Jacksonville.