The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute this week to U.S. Air Force veteran Rob Sehi and his family in conjunction with Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans.
Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, is marking its 15th season in 2021.
Sehi, originally from California, has spent the last 23 years in Connecticut. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1969, and was deployed to Vietnam from December of 1970 to October of 1971. He continued serving in the U.S. Air Force until 1976, and he went on to serve in the Air National Guard from 1985 to 1997. During his 20 years in the military, he earned the rank of Master Sergeant, and earned a Meritorious Service Medal.
Aside from his military career, Sehi spent his civilian career as a psychotherapist and is also a Reverend, having attended two years of seminary in New York City.
Sehi's wife, Tamara, is also a veteran who served in the California Air National Guard. She has spent her post-military career working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. A Packers fan since the 1960s, Sehi recently celebrated his 71st birthday and is making his very first trip to Wisconsin and Lambeau Field. The Sehi family lives in Hebron, Connecticut.
Operation Fan Mail, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family or group at each 2021 home game and recognize them on the video board during pregame activities. A total of 137 individuals, families or groups have been recognized through the program thus far.
To choose families, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions 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 next season. Essays can be sent to Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628 or online at packers.com/lambeau-field/operation-fan-mail.
In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game and a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card courtesy of WPS Health Solutions.