Anchorage 22.0 °F
Fairbanks -2.0 °F
Juneau 36.0 °F
Hometown Hero: Staff Sgt. Erik Smith
A special thanks to all of our hometown heroes, including Staff Sgt. Erik Smith!
Hometown hero Staff Sgt. Erik Smith is 2st Squad Leader for Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
Staff Sgt. Smith has served for over 2 years now, and has been deployed to Afghanistan since December 2012.
Among his many honors, he has earned the National Defense Serivce Medla, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Parachute Badge.
He says his personal goal is to make the rank of sergeant before his 3 year mark. After his service in the Army, his goal is to get a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
When Staf Sgt. Smith isn't hard at work, he says he enjoys football, wrestling, lacrosse, and personal fitness.
A special thanks to Staff Sgt. Smith and all our other hometown heroes for yor continued service to our great nation!