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 and Patterson UTI are proud to announce this week’s “Hometown Hero,” United States Marine Corps Major Dusty Cook. Beth Brackney nominated Major Cook and here is what she said:

Dusty is a true blue "Aggie" who flies a C130 "Fat Albert" in the Blue Angels. His father is a Texas Ranger and his father and mother in law are retired Dallas Police Officers. He has lived all over Texas and even Okinawa and North Carolina and now in Pensacola.

To show our appreciation for Major Cook does for his country, he will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations Awards in Jacksonville.