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10/08/06

Hometown Hero--Rob Callahan

Callahan recently got his first haircut in more than two years. Callahan recently got his first haircut in more than two years.

Tonight we have a story about a civilian employee of the Army Corps of Engineers, a man who put himself in harm's way in Afghanistan and Iraq to build Army barracks, border post buildings and hospitals for children.

But it's what Rob Callahan is doing at home that makes him a WTOC Hometown Hero.

Callahan recently got his first haircut in more than two years. He started letting his hair grow while working on a construction project in Baghdad. Now he's back home and ready to donate his hair to Wigs for Kids, an organization which makes hairpieces for cancer patients who have lost their own hair.

"I feel like it's a worthy cause and I am happy to donate it on behalf of our credit union members, who are primarily the soldiers of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield," he said.

Callahan is also chairman of the board of directors of the Fort Stewart Georgia Federal Credit Union. He has been dedicated to community service for a very long time.

Credit union CEO Elaine Tuten has been working with Callahan for years.

"I've been very proud of Mr. Callahan and his efforts," Tuten said. "He's very dedicated to the credit union movement and very dedicated to what he's doing here today with the hair."

Callahan also coaches youth baseball and soccer. He's a man who is always willing to help out whenever he can.

"I think it's always good to try to do community service activities and to be looking for ways to help worthy causes," he said. "I believe Wigs for Kids is a very worthy cause."

For his ongoing commitment to make things a little better for those in need, Rob Callahan is this week's WTOC Hometown Hero.

If you'd like to nominate a Hometown Hero, you can drop us a line at the station: PO Box 8086, Savannah, GA 31412, or email  rwallace@wtoc.com.

Reported by: Ron Wallace, rwallace@wtoc.com

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