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,” Nick Morton of the Longview Fire Department.

Mr. Morton, of Deadwood, was nominated by Lenae Gonzales. Here's what she had to say about Nick:

Nick's pride and work ethics make me proud to call him a friend! He works at Longview Fire Department, he is chief at Intercommunity Volunteer Fire Department, and he is finishing up paramedic school. His love and passion to serve others is shown every time he puts on a uniform! The loyalty and skills he puts into his job makes up for the long sleepless hours! Proud of you Nick!

To show our appreciation for Nick'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.