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,” LCpl. Graham Sweatt of the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Sweatt, of Big Sandy, was nominated by Shelby Francis, who had this to say about Graham:

Graham is such an amazing role model in the Marine Corps as well as the civilian realm. He recently graduated MOS school and is currently serving n North Carolina an an Engineer Mechanic. He goes above and beyond the expectations set forth for him and he leads other around him so they can achieve anything they set their minds to. He is definitely making East Texas proud each and every day!

To show our appreciation for Graham'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. She also will also receive a gift pack from Edible Arrangements.