The Round Lake Area Exchange Club and sponsor Mano a Mano Family Resource Center are proud to announce their latest Hometown Hero, U.S. Army Specialist, Brett Herdman. 

Herdman is a 2017 graduate of Round Lake High School and is serving in the Army Reserves.

With the generous support of our sponsor, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, Herdman will be presented with a “Hanging with the Heroes” care package of some of his favorite items, personalized “Hanging with the Heroes” t-shirt, and letters from Round Lake Area Schools students. 

Herdman was recognized by the Exchange Club on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:30am. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the RLAS-116 Administrative Service Center, located at 884 W Nippersink Rd, Round Lake, Illinois. 

The Round Lake Area Exchange Club needs your help in getting our local heroes signed up! 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. You can register your loved ones in less than five minutes by going to For more information visit the website or you can contact the program chair Sherry Ridge at 847-740-2379. 

Hometown Hero, Brett Herdman recognition

April 2018 Hometown Hero, Brett Herdman with parents and Club President, Sherry Ridge