Homer LaVoie from Schodak is an 88-year-old Navy Vet who told us he was aboard the USS Great Sitkin during the Korean War in the 50s.


He also shared some other wonderful things about his long and storied life when Chrissy and I called to inform him that he was being honored as the Hometown Hero for October. Homer, a very sweet and gentle man, told us that his nephew Erik (who wrote the letter to us) is one of 17 grandchildren he has. Please take a moment to listen to our phone call with Homer LaVoie; our Hometown Hero for October.

As previously mentioned, Homer was in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was aboard the well-known ship the USS Great Sitkin. We did a little research and came across Homer’s name on the '50s roster of the USS Great Sitkin.

Click here to see how you can nominate a hero for the month of November, and stay tuned for our special way of saying thanks below.

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