Happy Birthday to a hometown hero. Austin Russum is a 2013 graduate of Lufkin High School now serving in the Navy as an Aircraft Flight Captain in the Expeditionary Squadron VAQ 138.

He is stationed on Whidbey Island in Washington. He was recently honored in his Command for his excellent work ethic with Airman of the quarter. He also had a top Command honor by having his name and hometown painted on a EA-18G prowler jet.  Happy Birthday Sailor from all your friends and family here in Lufkin! You are making Lufkin Proud!! Throw up the L!