Captain Christopher Eyre of Robards, Kentucky went straight to the Marine Corps after graduating from Henderson County High School in 1990.

Eyre rose through the enlisted ranks to Gunnery Sgt.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2001 and became a logistics officer in 2002.

Captain Eyre served three tours in Iraq and will be promoted to Major next year.

Eyre and his wife, Hisami, have three sons, and are currently stationed in Okinowa.

Captain Christopher Eyre, this week’s Hometown Hero.