The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Insurance paid special tribute to U.S. Corporals Hannah and Chris Propst during Sunday's Packers-Lions game for 'Operation Fan Mail.'
Hannah and Chris Propst are both currently serving in the Marine Corps, Hannah as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist attached to Marine Aircraft Group 39 Headquarters Squadron, and Chris as a military police officer with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion.
Chris, a native of Florida, and Hannah, a native of Brown Deer, Wis., were married on Aug. 12, 2011. Their daughter, Angelina, was born in October 2012. Shortly after, in February 2013, Chris was deployed to Afghanistan and returned last month. Hannah is currently stationed in Camp Pendleton in California, where she raises their daughter while on duty.
The Propsts attended the game with Hannah's parents, Marc and Cindy Brenard.
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 2013 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 58 families have been recognized with through the program.
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 fan 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 packers.com/gameday/gameday_promotions/operation_fan_mail.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.
In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families receive four tickets to the game and a care package from WPS.