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 is also proud to welcome Patterson UTI as the sponsor of KNUE's weekly "Hometown Hero." Patterson UTI has a long history of supporting our military and first responders and we welcome them aboard!

Join KNUE and Patterson UTI in honoring this week's "Hometown Hero" Navy serviceman Joe Jose Hernadez of Longview. Joe has served in the Navy fro 15 years and is currently serving his country in Afghanistan.

Joe is also a youth pastor who loves his wife, God and country.

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