Sgt Troy GarlockThe Round Lake Area Exchange Club Hometown Hero Committee and sponsor, Consumers Credit Union are proud to announce U.S. Army Sergeant Troy Garlock as their October hero.

Garlock a resident of Round Lake Heights and a 2004 Round Lake Area High School graduate has served for seven years with Bravo Company 1-15th Infantry. During which time he has been awarded many honors and awards, some of which are; Army commendation medals (two), Achievement medals (three), Iraqi campaign medals (three), Global war on terror expeditionary medal, Global war on terror service medal, Army NCO professional development ribbon. He will be shipping out to Korea shortly. He is a section leader of Bradley Section headquarters as a senior gunner in the company.

Garlock has been a supporter and volunteer for the Lake Zurich Lions and was registered at the Clubs site,, by his mother, Denise Garlock of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

According to Hometown Hero Project Chair, Sherry Ridge, Garlock’s “Hanging with the Heroes” care package will be filled with Pretzels, cookies and fruit slice candies. Also included with the generous sponsorship of Consumers Credit Union are special requested items of sunscreen, razors, banking soda powder, etc. All “Hanging with the Heroes” care packages are 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.

The Club will present a plaque on behalf of the October Hometown Hero to his family at their meeting on October 26. The meeting is held at Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach, 7:30 a.m. and open to the public.