Region 8 Hero
Sgt. Ben Konter
Arkansas Army National Guard
Sergeant Bernard (Ben) Konter is a member of the Arkansas National Guard's 224th Maintenance Company based in Mountain Home. The 224th is currently training at Fort Sill, Okla., as part of Operation Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom.
His parents are Al and Kathy Konter of Viola. He has a brother also in the military. Ben's wife, Wendy, lives in Viola.
"We love you, and are proud of you. God bless you always and keep you safe."