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 and Texas National Guard, Cody Kincaid.

Mr. Kincaid, of Lindale, was nominated by his father, Lonnie Kincaid. Here's what he had to say about his son:

This is my son Cody Kincaid and he has served 4 years in the US Army stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. He volunteered for the Infantry and is also a working dog handler working with Explosive Detection Dogs. He has made one deployment to Afghanistan where Cody and his K9 Charlie worked with his infantry unit from Fort Lewis, WA and found over 20 IED's and supported ongoing combat operations in Southern Afghanistan. He is now enrolled full time at The University of Texas Tyler and proudly still serves in the Texas National Guard. He enjoys fishing, hunting, shooting, and all types of sports in his spare time.

To show our appreciation for Cody'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.