Hometown Hero makes home for vets in Our Town

Published 06/21 2013 06:07PM

Updated 06/26 2013 03:38PM

HOOPESTON -- Many times veterans come back from war feeling out of place. But, one former soldier is making sure they have a place in Our Town to call home.

Hometown Hero Dustin Weber has been to Afghanistan twice in recent years. He recently retired after an inured ankle, brain trauma and heart problems.

Now that he's back, Weber is dedicated to the VFW 4826. As Commander, he's redecorated the place, even painting a mural inside. It's dedicated to Budd Egnew, a Hoopeston veteran who fought in Pearl Harbor.

Weber says it's important this place welcomes both older and younger veterans. Weber was just re-elected as Post Commander for another year.

He also helps out in the community. Weber has a Poker Run coming up July 4 at the VFW Post on 4th and Orange streets at 6 pm.

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