Four U.S. Army veterans honored as hometown heroes in Buchanan

They were surprised with a plaque and a $500 check

Four veterans are honored today at New Freedom Farm for serving not only the country but their hometowns.

BUCHANAN, Va. – Four veterans were honored on Thursday at New Freedom Farm for serving not only the country but their hometowns.

ALCOVA Mortgage honors veterans every month with the Hometown Hero award.

The four Army veterans were surprised with a plaque and a $500 check.

Each of these veterans gives back by serving as mentors to other veterans coping with PTSD at New Freedom Farm in Buchanan.

“Being recognized for what we are being recognized for is great and that helps everyone in the community as well as other veterans in need that are struggling,” Army veteran Andrew Kintgen said. “Maybe a hero in that way of helping another. But not a hero in the way of sacrificing for your country as others have.”

Lois Dawn Fritz, the owner of New Freedom Farm, says peer-to-peer camaraderie is key to helping other veterans in times of need.


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