Baltimore Ravens Hometown Hero Presented by Dietz & Watson
Hometown Hero: Val Jenkins
Val Jenkins is the founder of Hug Don't Shoot, a non-profit that is working to bring love to everybody in our community.
Hometown Hero: Army's Dwayne Jackson
Dwayne Jackson spent 13 years in the Army before moving into the fire department to continue serving others.
Hometown Hero: U.S. Navy LCDR Diana An
A nurse with the Navy, she deployed to Afghanistan, Malaysia and Vietnam. Now she is fighting the biggest fight at home with COVID-19.
Hometown Hero: Nick Doetsch
The Pasadena Boat Works owner and his business partner came up with the idea of Kenzie-Covers to make an N95 mask more fun for kids and medical personnel.
Hometown Hero: CW4 Army Ret. Claude Boushey
Claude Boushey was a helicopter pilot who suffered major injuries in a crash in Iraq, leaned to walk again, then redeployed.
Hometown Hero: Retired U.S. Army Pilot Barry Root
Barry Root was drafted to serve in Vietnam and was one of the lucky pilots to come back alive from the largest helicopter battle in history.
Hometown Hero: Army Maj. Mike Sofinowski
Mike Sofinowski became an officer and led troops into combat operations over the past 19 years, including most recently in Iraq.
Hometown Hero: Army Staff Sgt. Martin Jones
Matin Jones enlisted in the Army in 1987 and served for 20 years. He was wounded five times in 2005.
Hometown Hero: U.S. Army's Solomon Taylor
Solomon Taylor was a 20 year old who didn't know how to drive when he joined the Army. Then he drove huge trucks in WWII.
Hometown Hero: Air Force Cpt. Stephan Bitner
Stephan Bitner knew he wanted to be a pilot when he saw planes flying overhead as a child, and he wanted to honor family members who also served.
Hometown Hero: Navy Lieutenant Nabil Tahan
Nabil Tahan enlisted in 2013 because he believes in the importance of giving back.
Hometown Hero: Air Force Technical Sgt. Kelly Downes
Downes joined the Air Force in 2004, two weeks after her 18th birthday. She's served in Qatar and two tours in Afghanistan.
Hometown Hero: Ret. Army & U.S. Coast Guard Bill Sanstone
Bill Sanstone joined the Army in 1964 and served in Vietnam for two tours.
Hometown Hero: Marine Corporal Stephen Weaver
Stephen Weaver enlisted as a Marine, where he earned two Purple Hearts serving the United States during the Vietnam War.