Green Bay Packers vs. St. Louis Rams
The Green Bay Packers and Arise Health Plan paid special tribute to Lieutenant Colonel Brian Vogt during the Packers-Rams game for Operation Fan Mail.
Brian, from Manitowoc, Wis., has served in the U.S. Army for more than 19 years. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on an ROTC scholarship, he was commissioned as an armor officer in 1996. Brian then was stationed throughout the U.S., before deploying to Korea from 2000-2001.
In 2003, Brian served in Baghdad as a tank company commander, leading 76 soldiers and 14 M1A1 tanks. He was deployed again to Iraq in a leadership position in 2005 as a brigade headquarters company commander, and has been awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge.
During his time overseas, Brian continued to support the Packers, watching the games when he could and passing his love of the team on to his fellow soldiers and those he met while deployed.
Brian and his wife, Kimberly, have been married for 19 years and attended the game together, along with their daughters, Allison and Emily. At the time, the family lived in Yorktown, Va., where Brian worked as a modeling and simulation officer at the Army Capabilities Integration Center at Fort Eustis.