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,” LaRue Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kevin Bowman.

Chief Bowman was nominated by Doug Kitchens. Here's what Doug has to say about Chief Bowman:

Chief Bowman is a career Paramedic/Firefighter who dedicates much of his time as a volunteer providing emergency services to his community. He is a dedicated husband and father. When needed, he is an asset to the community in their greatest need. As Chief, he performs clerical, political, financial, and training duties required by the position, but is active on the emergency scene in whatever role he is needed.

To show our appreciation for Chief Bowman's dedication to his community, he will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations Awards in Jacksonville.