U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Carter was recognized by the Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Insurance at Sunday's victory over the Buffalo Bills for 'Operation Fan Mail.'
A nine-year veteran of the Army, Carter has served two tours in Iraq and currently is working as a recruiter in Wisconsin. He was joined at the game by his wife, Allyson; daughter, Kayli; and Allyson's brother, Dave.
Operation Fan Mail, which debuted in 2007, is designed to recognize families with a member who is on active duty. The Packers and WPS Health Insurance will host a family at each 2010 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 30 families have been recognized during the past three seasons.
To choose families, the Packers and WPS Health Insurance are asking interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular family should be saluted. Essays can be sent to: Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628. Essays also can be submitted to the Packers online at http://nfl.packers.com/gameday/gamedaypromotions/operationfan_mail.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty. The family member can be a mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.
In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game and a care package from WPS.