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The Marc Cox Morning Show Local Hero Spotlight

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Each Friday, The Marc Cox Morning Show will be recognizing a local hero.  We want to recognize those First Responders and/or Military Service Members who keep us safe and fight for our freedoms every day. Enter your nominee by submitting their photo below and filling out a brief registration form!

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Michael Hundelt – Police Officer/K9 Officer/St Louis County Police Dept

"Michael is a very caring person who wants to serve & make a difference in his community. He took an oath to serve & protect & that is exactly what he has done since becoming a police officer with STL County. He talks with the youth trying to convince them crime is not the path to choose to save lives (1st on scene of carjacked family on Hwy 55 2 yrs ago) to tracking the father who took his 2 sons to Cliff Cave Park ( a couple of yrs ago). Michael does not like attention. When you congratulate him on a job well done he just says "It's my job". I am very proud to call him my son."

Nominated by: Lisa

Keath Hausher -  Founder, Patriot Training Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri

"In 2004, Keath began training a single West Point Cadet for free in fitness and marksmanship. Over time, it grew to Hausher training 40-50 individuals each year and became a non-profit in 2008. Now in its 16th year, Patriot Training Foundation trains men and women from the greater St. Louis area AT NO COST in fitness, water confidence & survival, marksmanship, obstacle course skills, military knowledge, leadership, medical, and land navigation while also providing a diverse network of veterans, active-duty military, mental health professionals and career counselors. In 2014, PTF expanded to provide advanced training opportunities to local and regional law enforcement departments AT NO COST. Hausher volunteers upwards of 1,200 hours every year to develop our military leaders of today and tomorrow and support the law enforcement community and has never taken a dime of compensation for his efforts. He is truly an unsung hero in St. Louis."

Nominated by: Megan

Bryan Huffstutler - Navy Corpsman, with Marine infantry, Fallujah Iraq

Lifesaving care from a severed brachial artery. He placed a tourniquet on the wounded Marine and dressed the wound. Then Bryan Huffstutler proceeded to direct Marines to assist in casualty evacuation to Fallujah Surgical Hospital (FSH).

Nominated by: Dave Agnew

Tech SGT  Melvin William Meierant (He is my 102-year-old father and a WWII veteran and hero)

Mr. Cox, I live in the Timber Ridge Estate subdivision and have met you on several occasions.  I am nominating my 102-year father who is a WWII veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star and recently was decorated Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor.  Other recipients of the later award include General Colin Powell and Dwight David Eisenhower.  My father was a Tech SGT serving with the 744th Light Ordinance Company of the 44th Infantry Division.  His mission was to maintain jeeps, tanks and other critical vehicle assets in operation so that they could transport troops and munitions to the front lines.  He took part in Northern France, Ardennes, and Rhineland Campaigns.  His unit saw battle in Lorraine, Voges, and Alsace regions.  In addition to the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in a combat zone, he also was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.

Nominated by: Tom Meierant