The Round Lake Area Exchange Club and sponsor, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, are proud to announce the April hometown hero, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Brian Husk of Round Lake Beach. He was registered for this honor by his father, Chuck Husk also of Round Lake Beach.   
Husk has been in the Navy for 20 and is currently stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base with his wife Christina and three children; Kaila, Zakery and Dylan. Some of the many honors and medals that he has been awarded are two Navy Commendation Medals, six Navy Achievement medals, six Good Conduct Medals, four Navy Unit Commendation Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Global War Expeditionary Service Medal, Recruit Training Command Service Ribbon, Expert Rifle Medal, Pistol Ribbon Sharpshooter and Master Training Specialist

All heroes receive a “Hanging with the Heroes” care package delivered with a personalized “Hanging with the Heroes” t-shirt (donated by Artrageous of Hainesville), a piece of home and letters from Round Lake Area School District 116 students. Husk’s
 package will also be filled with Reeses peanut butter cups, and snacks thanks to the support of this months sponsor Mano a Mano. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club will present a plaque to family on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 a.m. at Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach.
Any and all military personnel serving overseas or in the USA from any of the Round Lake Areas, Hainesville, Fox Lake or Ingleside qualify for the program. If you have a neighbor, family member, friend, employee, employer, etc. serving in the military please register them by going to, five minutes is all it takes. We look forward to announcing the May Hometown Hero. For more information visit the web site or you can contact Sherry Ridge at 847-740-2379.