The Green Bay Packers and Network Health paid special tribute to U.S. Army veteran Daniel Krause during Sunday afternoon's game against the Chicago Bears for 'Operation Fan Mail.'
Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, marked its 17th season this year.
After Krause graduated high school, he joined the U.S. Army as a medic. He went on to graduate with honors from UW-Stevens Point. He also served in the Peace Corps in Kenya and graduated from law school at New York University, where he also earned a master's degree in philosophy. He then practiced law for the Menominee and Oneida tribes, then opened his own law office in Shawano, Wis.
He served for a total of 31 years, serving in the Army as a medic from 1986 until 1988, then in the Army National Guard from 1988 until 1992. He went on to be a JAG officer in the Army Reserves from 2000 until 2016, where he was mobilized on active duty in 2005 and 2010. Krause now lives and practices law in Oregon, Wis.
Krause attended the game with his girlfriend, Chen Greuel, his daughter, Jane Siambrone, and her boyfriend, Lawson Machovec.
Operation Fan Mail, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor those who are on active duty or are veterans of the military, along with their families. In addition to being recognized on the video boards before the game, selected families receive four game tickets, courtesy of Network Health. The Packers and Network Health hosted a family at each 2023 home game and recognized them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 186 families have been saluted during the past 15 seasons.
Those who would like to nominate themselves or a loved one next season are asked 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 or online at packers.com/Lambeau-field/operation-fan-mail. Families intended for recognition are those that have a member of their family serving on active duty, or a member of their family who is a veteran. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.