The Round Lake Area Exchange Club and sponsor Round Lake Area Park District are proud to announce their latest Hometown Hero, U.S. Army, Specialist, Victoriano Johnson. Johnson was nominated for this recognition by his grandmother, Cecilia Johnson, of Grayslake.

Johnson has served for two years and currently operates as a Fire Fighter, stationed in Romania. He is a graduate of Round Lake High School (2016).

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

Johnson was recognized by the Exchange Club on Thursday, January 10, 2018, 7:30 am. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club meets the second and fourth Thursday 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.

Victoriano Johnson, pictured in Army uniform

Victoriano Johnson, December 2018 Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero sponsor, Round Lake Area Park District, recognizes December 2018 Hometown Hero Victoriano Johnson