Brent Piel recognized as VFW Hometown Hero

HOMETOWN HERO–A banner honoring local veteran Brent Piel is currently on display by the Red Bud VFW Post. Pictured with the banner are: Pamela Piel, Hannah Piel, Conner Piel, Brent Piel, Bonnie Piel and Edward Piel.

Recently recognized as a Hometown Hero by Red Bud VFW Post 6632 was Master Gunnery Sergeant Brent Piel.

Piel is a native of Red Bud. He entered the Marine Corps in 1982. During his 28 years of active duty, he served in a variety of assignments including embassy security in Ethiopia and New Zealand. He was a Marine recruiter in North Dakota and Minnesota, taught law enforcement in San Antonio, Texas, and was the warden of the Camp Lejeune base brig.

For more on Piel, please see this week’s print edition.