Hometown Hero: United States Army Sgt. Zachary Ewing
Sunday’s Hometown Hero was United States Army Sgt. Zachary Ewing, a 2010 graduate of Blaine High School who enlisted in March 2011. Sgt. Ewing deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Ewing was injured in Iraq, and his treatment for that injury led to the discovery of a rare and aggressive cancer. Sgt. Ewing battled for 15 months before passing away on Aug. 27, 2016, at age 24.