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Army Staff Sergeant Walter Grochowina grew up in West Allis, Wis., in a family with a long tradition of military service. His mother, father, brother, grandfather, and uncle all have served in various branches of the military.
Walter enlisted in the Army in 2007 as an airborne infantryman. He was stationed at Fort Bragg before deploying to Iraq for a year-long tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served in Afghanistan for nine months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2012, Walter was selected to be a recruiter and was assigned to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion, where he served for three years. He then was assigned to the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion, where he currently serves. During his time in the military, he has received numerous awards, including several commendation and achievement medals, the Afghan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism medal.
As part of Operation Fan Mail, the Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions honored Walter during his first Packers game, along with his wife, Lindsey, son, Ryder, and father-in-law, Brian Kartz.