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Retired Army Colonel Dan Goldthorpe received special tribute from the Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions for Operation Fan Mail.
Dan, originally from Dodgeville, Wis., enlisted in the Army in 1983 and spent the next 32 years serving as an airborne ranger and infantry officer until his retirement in 2015.
He was stationed all around the world during his career, encompassing 17 moves and six deployments, including Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo, and two tours for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
During his career, Dan earned numerous awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and four Bronze Star Medals for his actions in combat. Additionally, he has been awarded the Ranger Tab and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge with a star. He has earned combat patches with the 101st Airborne Division, 10th Special Forces Group, and the 10th Mountain Division.
Dan and his family currently live in Alabama, where he works as a defense contractor. He and his family are also dedicated to supporting military families and are involved with Wounded Warriors. He and his wife, Kaye, celebrated their 25th anniversary last month by attending their first Packers game at Lambeau Field. Dan is an avid fan and also a Packers shareholder. He was accompanied for his Operation Fan Mail recognition by Kaye, his daughter, Lindsay, and his niece, Megan.