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,” Michael Langford of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Langford, of Winona, was nominated by his wife, Gabrielle, who had this to say about her husband:

I am nominating my husband because he is my hero! He joined the Army when he was 17, straight out of high school. He chose Infantry, followed by airborne school after training. Within three months of being stationed at his first duty station he was deployed to Afghanistan for his first tour. Even when he broke his ankle on deployment, he still continued to go. He receives little recognition from all he does. I think he deserves to be nominated as the Hometown Hero because we are all proud of him and the sacrifices he has made!

To show our appreciation for Michael'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.