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 and Patterson UTI are proud to announce this week’s “Hometown Hero,” serving in the United States Navy, Evan Barnard of Longview. Evan was nominated by his proud wife , Audry. Here's Evans story:

Evan joined the military before he graduated High School in 2000. Since then, Evan has dedicated his life to the Navy, helping to rain other military members to successfully operate a nuclear power plant. He is dedicated to his job and his family. This is evident in everything he does. I am truly blessed to call him my husband an my hero.

To show our appreciation for all that Evan does for his country and community, Evan will receive a plaque courtesy of Congratulations Awards in Jacksonville.

Thank you for your service, Evan! All of us at 101.5 KNUE and all of East Texas appreciate your dedication.