Sergeant Devin Wallingford, 21, is currently serving a nine month deployment overseas in the Army.
The young sergeant graduated from Lafayette High School in 2009. Six months later, he joined the Army.
In a phone call, Wallingford mentioned he hasn't seen much of the unrest that has taken over much of the region.
He is just honored his family has nominated him as a Hometown Hero.
An honor his family is happy to share as their son fights in a war.
"He will do fine over there," said Butch Grimm. "I know he is strong and we are proud of him."
During his short military service, Wallingford has been promoted four times.