Hometown Hero - Kenny Newton

Published 12/17 2012 11:38AM

Updated 01/08 2013 09:54AM

Our latest Hometown Hero is Kenny Newton.  Mr. Newton is a 26-year veteran of the United States Marines.  He served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

But his dedication goes far beyond that. He became the Knox County Veterans Service Officer.

Through the years he has been instrumental is getting funds to pay for a van to take veterans to their medical appointments.

Newton has led the effort to get a VA Clinic in Knox County and has worked many hours to help veterans who live outside the county as well.

He's active in the Marine Corps League and Toys for Tots each year. He is still eager to help get veterans on the right track to receive the benefits they richly deserve. For all this Kenny Newton is our latest Hometown Hero.

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