A local WWII veteran shares the emotions of that conflict.
Andrew Scherzinger has a rich history of service in the military and in present day civilian life in Altoona, PA.
Jayme Orr is both the WTAJ Hometown Hero and the Hometown Hero for the Pittsburgh Penguins this week!
Local members of the oldest VFW post in the country are looking for a new facility.
We honor 4 State Troopers who were killed in the line of duty.
Bedford Sculptor Wayne Hyde creates a new piece to honor area WWII veterans.
Marty Kuhar helps area veterans get back on their feet and helps coordinate the Johnstown Veterans Day Parade.
Sgt. Kilgore of Altoona wrote a book about his time as a radioman on a B-17 bomber in WWII.
In this Hometown Hero report, a local city is honoring Korean War veterans.
The Hanna family of Tyrone has a rich history of military service.
We learn about this WWII bomber gunner that was shot down and kept fighting for his country.
These are the 9 men honored by the Bridge of Freedom. All 9 were killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
A B17 and B24 bomber visit Blair County as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Area residents tour the planes and even get the chance to get a ride.
Jim Toth was selected as this week's hometown hero for serving his country and volunteering in his community.
In this Hometown Hero segment we honor one of the nation's first World War II heroes. He was from Johnstown and there, will soon receive a new accolade.
In this Hometown Heros segment, we recognize the efforts of area residents who are supporting the children of fallen servicemembers.
In this Hometown Heros segment, we catch up on the progress of some local Wounded Warriors. Last week, they were in Colorado Springs, competing with about 260 other veterans in the 7 sports of the Warrior Games.
In this Hometown Heros segment, we recognize an area veteran who spent nearly 2 years as a P.O.W in a camp during World War II. It's the same camp that was the inspiration for the movie, Stalag 17, and the TV show, Hogan's Heros.
The first VFW post in this country was founded in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1904. We meet a Hometown Hero from Duncansville who's trying to make sure that it's around for another 109 years.
This Hometown Hero has been serving our country and the city of Altoona for many years as a firefighter
If you feel like thanking a veteran next month, there's a good way to do that. Armed Forces Day helps us pay respect to those who laid down their lives for this country and recognize all veterans, past and present. This hometown hero is organizing the event in Altoona.
In this Hometown Heros segment, we recognize a program that's putting veterans to work around the country. Hiring our heros was set up by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has put 100-thousand veterans and spouses to work over the last 2 years. The latest event was Wednesday in Altoona.
For our Hometown Heroes segment, we recognize a lifetime of service by a local Police Chief.
This hometown hero was in the Army for 10 years, but now at the local VA hospital, he's finding new ways to serve his country and his fellow veterans.
In this Hometown Hero segment, we catch up with members of the 420th Engineering Company, fresh off of a year long tour in Afghanistan. And we found out how people here back at home were able to provide needed support.
In this Hometown Hero segment we introduce you to a number of Penn State football players who wanted to thank veterans for their service.
All Saints Catholic students' in Cresson are hard at work to make sure service members overseas get a little taste of home.
In tonight's Hometown Hero segment, we recognize a support group for servicemembers and their families. Operation Shoebox sends care packages to servicemembers overseas.
In this Hometown Heros segment, we recognize a veteran that's been helping families in need in Centre County for the past 26 years. Gene Weller is the man in charge of the Centre County Toys For Tots program.
In this Hometown Heros segment, we honor veterans in our region who were on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago, when Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base and thrust America into World War II. And we recognize a local sailor who was killed on the USS Arizona.