Petty Officer Third Class Zack Haycraft joined the Navy at the age of 22.
Zack completed basic training and went on to "A" school to become an electrician's mate at the Nuclear Power Command.
He worked many long days to graduate as Honor Man last summer.
Soon after, he married his wife Ashley.
Zack and Ashley are originally from Normal.
They are now living at a naval weapons station in Charleston, South Carolina, where Zack recently graduated from Power School with distinction.
Zack is a third generation sailor. His mom, Debra and his father Doug, have been very supportive of him every step of the way.
Petty Officer Zack Haycraft, this week's Hometown Hero.