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,” Josh Sesters of the Texas Army National Guard.

Mr. Sesters, a Neches native who now lives in Tyler, was nominated by Brice Peckinpaugh, who had this to say about Josh:

Sergeant First Class Sesters served in active duty Army for four years and then transferred to the Texas Army National guard and serves in an Active Guard position as a Recruiter. He went to Iraq and Kuwait and received a Purple Heart, he earned an Expert Infantryman's Badge and much more. In his recruiting position he has served in for seven years he has enlisted over 150 soldiers into the national guard. He is a leader and role model to me and many others, he's my definition of a hero.

To show our appreciation for Josh'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.