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 + Patterson UTI are proud to announce this week’s “Hometown Hero” from Winona, Casey Lowdermilk of the United States Coast Guard and Red Springs Fire Deparment. Casey was nominated by his sister, Amanda, who had this to say about Casey:

Casey lost his wife and had to retire from the United States Coast Guard to come home and care for his two precious daughters. He now is a part of the Red Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Casey would give the shirt off his back and loves his children and his life. Casey even steps in as a father figure for my boys.

To show our appreciation for Casey's dedication and service to his country and community, he will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations Awards in Jacksonvillle, They specialize in awards, engraving, trophies, plaques, gifts and more. The Hometown Hero will also receive a delicious gift pack from Edible Arrangements.