Hometown Hero November 11

Tonight we are spotlighting tech sargent Blassi Shoogukwruk with the Alaska Air National Guard. He took his first ride in a UH-1 Huey helicopter at the age of three. Not many people get to experience a free ride in a helicopter but, for the airman and his family, it was no joy ride. They had to be rescued after a spring-time flood inundated their cabin. And it was that memory that inspired Shoogukwruk to walk into an Alaska National Guard Recruiting office in 2005.