Packers To Honor Soldier Before Playoff Game

Thanks to Operation Fan Mail, a soldier injured in Afghanistan will be honored before the Packers NFC Divisional Playoff game Sunday.

It’s the second time U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Haley will see the Green Bay Packers play in person, but Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field will bring a whole new level of excitement.

Haley, 22, of San Antonio, will be honored before Sunday’s divisional playoff game between the Packers and New York Giants, as part of Operation Fan Mail. The partnership between the Packers and WPS Health Insurance recognizes military families at each Packers home game.

“It’s hard to say,” Haley said of how he feels about his trip to Green Bay. “It’s sort of surreal. It’s not something you’d ever think would happen.”

Haley was injured Sept. 28 in Afghanistan when a bomb went off while he was helping a fellow soldier. The explosion resulted in the loss of Haley’s right leg and damaged his left leg and arm. He also received numerous shrapnel wounds. He since has been treated at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

Kudos to the Packers.  An already high level of energy among the fans is sure to increase tenfold as a result of honoring this true American hero.

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