Congratulations to our June Hometown Hero U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos. Ginikos is the crew chief in the fire department at the 121st Air Refueling Wing and was recognized as the 2018 Chief Albert Fitzpatrick award winner for Air National Guard Firefighter of the Year. Ginkikos is currently in the process of joining the Columbus Fire Department and is an active member of his community, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.
During the Westerville 4th of July parade last year, Ginikos became a local hero when he saved a 2-year-old girl from choking to death. Congratulations Staff Sgt. Michael Ginikos and thank you for your service and all you do for our community!