Our military men and women serve to protect us, but some of those men and women also serve to protect their fellow comrades.Part two of the series honoring our hometown heroes highlights some airmen who are heroes not only for what they do for their country, but for their compatriots.
It's a common sight to see local military members out volunteering in the community. And these two airmen are no different. In the first part of a special Hometown Heroes series, learn more about why these airmen say giving back is simply part of the job.
Justin Wilson has served in the Air Force for 10 years.
David is a combat medic currently stationed in Afghanistan. This is his second deployment with 6/8 Cav. He's an amazing father, husband, brother and son.
Fire Marshall Gary Payne is retiring after more than 30 years of service.
Airmen first class Robert Jay Gallahger is currently stationed at Dyess air force base.
We nominate Jake Dement as Our Hometown Hero, along with special thanks and unwavering gratitude to all of our United States Armed Forces personnel past and present!