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,” former member of the United States Army, Chase Reasoner.

Mr. Reasoner, who lives in Van, was nominated by Amanda Reasoner. Here's what she had to say about Chase:

Chase proudly served in the U.S. Army for 6 years. He served one tour to Afghanistan where he was injured and still deals with those injuries today. He was medically retired out of the Army in June of 2013. Chase is married to his wife of 6 years. He also has a 5 year old son, Chase, and a 4 month old son, Gaven.

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