Army Specialist Doug Frisque and his family are guests of the Packers and Festival Foods at today's game vs. the Washington Redskins for 'Operation Fan Mail.'
Frisque, a resident of Green Bay, most recently was stationed at Camp Striker in Iraq, where he transported supplies to various bases. He currently is home on 15 days of leave and is scheduled to return to Iraq Oct. 18. His tour is projected to end in February 2008.
He joined the Army reserves in July 2002 and later graduated with honors from A.I.T (Advanced Individual Training) at Fort Lee, Va. After completing A.I.T, Frisque joined the 753rd QM Company out of Green Bay and later was deployed to Iraq in January 2007 with the 192nd QM Company from Milan, Ohio.
Doug will be accompanied today by his girlfriend, Mandi, mother, Debra, and brother, David.
New this season, 'Operation Fan Mail' is a program in which the Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods recognize a military family at each home game.
To choose families, the Packers and Festival Foods 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 online.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty away from home. 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, a $100 gift certificate to Festival Foods and a care package from the Packers and Festival Foods.
Another feature of the program invites the public to write letters of the support to the troops. The letters can be dropped off at any Festival Foods location and then will be sent to members of the military on active duty.