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,” Trent Montgomery of the Marshall Fire Department.

Mr. Montgomery, who lives in Longview, was nominated by Molly Mitchell, who had this to say about him:

Trent has a huge heart for the community he serves. He works for Marshall Fire Department and regardless of the 30 minute drive every shift, he is first one there and last one to leave. He is one of the youngest in the department but his work ethic is one of the biggest. He loves his job and is always striving to do his best. I have never been more proud of him. His love for serving others continues to amaze me.

To show our appreciation for Trent'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.