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," Donald Hebert III of the U.S. Navy.

Hebert, of Rusk, was nominated by his mother, Leah Wallace, who had this to say about her son:

Donald "DJ" Hebert III is a 2011 graduate of Rusk High School. He is the oldest son of 6 children of Gail and Leah Wallace. DJ is a devoted husband to Brittany since September 2012 and father of 22 month old Aubree Emma. DJ is stationed on NAS JRB in Belle Chasse, La., where he works tirelessly working as in Aviation Electronics. DJ looks forward to a long career in the US Navy, and one day returning to his home in Texas. BRAVO ZULU.

To show our appreciation for Donald's dedication and service to his country and community, he will receive a plaque courtesy of Tyler Trophy. They specialize in awards, engraving, trophies, plaques, gifts and more.

Thank you for your service, Donald, and we are proud to call you a fellow East Texan.

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