The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has announced that its May hometown hero is U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Steven Sanders of Ingleside, a 2002 graduate of Grant High School.
He was registered for this honor by his parents, Steven and Janet Sanders, also of Ingleside.
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Sanders has been in the Marine Corps for eight years and is deployed in Afghanistan. He has received the following awards: Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Star, National Defense Medal and Sea Service Ribbon with two stars.
Sanders is married and has a daughter.
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 Unit District 116 students.
Sanders' package will also be filled with snacks and items often requested from those serving in Afghanistan, such as toothpaste, soap, ChapStick, etc., thanks to the support of this month's sponsor, Collision Solution.
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, register them by visiting www.rlaexchange.org/hero.
For more information, visit the website or contact Sherry Ridge at (847) 740-2379.