The following Hometown Hero was submitted by Lorrie McCabe

John joined the Navy in 1973 right out of high school and retired in 1994. He served on various aircraft carriers, and been in almost every ocean on the planet. During his final four years he served as a Navy Instructor, teaching what he had learned to the new sailors and Marines: to carry on the traditions and values that make this country the greatest nation on earth.

John now operates his own business here in Billings, using the skills he learned and sharpened over his 20 years on active duty. Drop by and say hi at his shop, J and L Industries LLC out on 51st street West.