Command Sergeant Major Bill Bissonette And Family Recognized Sunday For 'Operation Fan Mail'


Command Sergeant Major Bill Bissonette and his family will be guests of the Packers and Festival Foods at Saturday's game vs. the Seattle Seahawks for 'Operation Fan Mail.'

Bissonette, a resident of Mishicot, is a 26-year infantry soldier veteran of the Army and currently is on leave from deployment as the Command Sergeant Major of Task Force Cyclone, the 378th Military Intelligence Battalion, which is serving in Baghdad, Iraq.

During his career, Bissonette has served in every leadership position, from team leader to command sergeant major, and also has served tours as a drill sergeant and an Army recruiter. He survived the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and has served on both the Army Staff and the Joint Staff. He has received numerous awards and decorations throughout his career.

Bissonette will be joined by his wife, Katherine (an Army Sergeant Major), daughter, Samantha, and brother, Floyd.


'Operation Fan Mail' is a program in which the Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods recognize a military family at each home game.

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.

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