Savory Spice Shop in Libertyville has joined the Round Lake Area Exchange Club to help honor the September Hometown Hero.
Army Sergeant Matt Pirrello of Lake Villa is a recruiter in the Round Lake Beach branch Army rectruitng office. He was nominated by another Hometown Hero, Sgt. Jonathan Boldt of Libertyville.
Pirrello, originally from Long Island, N.Y. served in the Army for seven years and has been awarded many honors and medals, some of which include three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, Good Conduct Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He served as a Land Combat Electronic Missile Systems Maintainer.
With the generous support of Savory Spice Shop, Pirrello’s Hanging with the Heroes care package will include a Chili’s gift card, a personalized Hanging with the Heroes t-shirt (donated by Artrageous of Hainesville) and letters from Round Lake School District 116 students. The Hometown Hero website is managed by Fokoz Creative Group of Grayslake. The Round Lake Area Exchange Club will present a plaque on Pirrello’s behalf September 23 at its meeting in Round Lake.
Pirrello and his wife Stephanie have a son.
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 by going to www.rlaexchange.org/hero, five minutes is all it takes. For more information contact program chair Sherry Ridge at 847-740-2379.