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posted: 1/17/2014 10:02 PM

Guz is Round Lake Area Exchange Club's January hometown hero

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  • Cpl. Jonathan Guz

    Cpl. Jonathan Guz

Round Lake Area Exchange Club submission

The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has named U.S. Marine Corporal Jonathan Guz of Grayslake as the January hometown hero.

Guz is a 2011 graduate of Warren Township High School in Gurnee.

He was registered for this honor by his mother, Patricia Mital, also from Grayslake.

Guz was recently promoted to corporal and is serving in Afghanistan.

His permanent station is Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California. He has been in the Marines for more than two years and is a combat engineer.

The "Hanging with the Heroes" care package being sent to him will be filled with chips, nutella, cereal, snacks and special requested item of boot socks, thanks to this month's sponsor, Judy Armstrong.

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 Unit District 116 students.

Heroes also will receive a specially made rosary for the military from Legion of Mary from St. Joseph's in Round Lake.

The Round Lake Area Exchange Club will present a plaque to his family at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at their meeting at Panera Bread meeting room in Round Lake Beach.

Any and all military personnel serving overseas or in the USA from any of the Round Lake communities, Hainesville, Fox Lake, Ingleside or surrounding areas qualify for the program.

If you have a neighbor, family member, friend, employee, employer, etc. serving in the military, register them by going to

For more information, visit the website or you can contact Sherry Ridge at (847) 740-2379.