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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Flower Mound Honors Hometown Hero

Mayor France and Christine Wasilewski pose next to a banner with Ronald Wasilewski's face on it.

During Monday’s meeting, Mayor France and Town Council posthumously honored Flower Mound’s newest Hometown Hero. Ronald “Gunny” Wasilewski was born in 1945 in Shipman, Illinois, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps 20 years later in 1965. In 1986, he ended his successful, 21-year military career as a well-decorated Gunnery Sergeant. During his service, Ronald earned multiple awards for his gracious years of service, including during the Vietnam War.

In 2006, Ronald and his wife, Christine, moved to Flower Mound and quickly set down roots, becoming faithful members of the Lamb of God Lutheran Church. Ronald was a proud Marine, but nothing made him prouder than his family. He had a loving wife, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Mayor France presented Ronald’s family with a Hometown Hero Proclamation and banner, which hung in Flower Mound for months before last night’s presentation.

Flower Mound’s Hometown Hero program is sponsored by Ad Art Sign Company and began in 2012 to honor the men and women in our community who served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. To learn more about the program, visit

Ronald "Gunny" WasilewskiMayor Derek France and the Wasilewski family pose during a Hometown Hero proclamation.

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