The Round Lake Area Exchange Club and sponsor, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, are proud to announce U.S. Marine Captain Steven Weber as the April hometown hero. He is a West Miltmore resident, 2003 graduate of Grayslake Central High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Naval Science from Marquette University in 2007. He was registered for this honor by family friend, Pamela Oster of Gurnee.
He is married to Nicole Weber and is currently deployed in Afganistan. Weber is an aircraft commander; he is an air to air refueling instructor and a functional check flight pilot for a V-22. Some of the awards and honors Weber has earned are Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Medal and Expeditionary War on Terror. He is scheduled to be home this fall.
With the generous support of this month’s sponsor, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, Weber’s “Hanging with the Heroes” care package will be filled with beef jerky, Pez, snicker doodles, coffee and a special request of a football. Also in the package will be 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. Heroes also receive from Legion of Mary from St. Joseph’s in Round Lake a specially made rosary for the military. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club will present a plaque to his family on Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30 a.m. Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach.
If you have a neighbor, family member, friend, employee, employer, etc. serving in the military please register them by going to www.rlaexchange.org/hero, five minutes is all it takes. Any and all military personnel serving overseas or in the USA from any of the Round Lake Areas, Hainesville, Fox Lake, Ingleside or surrounding areas qualify for the program. 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.
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