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,” Chip Robertson, formerly of the U.S. Navy and now a Neuro ICU nurse at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital.

Mr. Robertson, of Flint, was nominated by Lacy Robertson, who had this to say about Chip:

Chip served in the navy for seven years and went on three tours to Irag and Afghanistan. After his time in the Navy he went back to nursing school. It was always his dream to help others. In December 2012 he graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with his Bachelor's degree in nursing. He now works as a Neuro ICU nurse at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital. Every day he works hard to help patients and families during some of the most difficult times of their lives. He is also a hero at home. He is an amazing husband and father to two kids (Sadie 5 and Cadell 11 months). He's a family man and a very hard worker.

To show our appreciation for Chip'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.