Watch: Aaron Rodgers surprises kids who lost fathers in military

Wednesday January 28th, 2015

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued his tradition of surprising people around Wisconsin who have been helped by non-profit organizations. He spent some time last summer with four children whose fathers were killed in action while serving in the U.S. military.

Rodgers dropped in on three sisters—Alexis, Starr and Kylie—and a boy, Dylan. The girls’ father, Army Spc. Grant Dampier, died in 2006, and Dylan’s dad, Staff Sgt. Chad Simon, was killed in 2005.

The four children attended a week-long camp, called Camp Hometown Heroes, which is designed to help the children of military members who have been killed in action deal with that loss.

Rodgers spent the day fishing with the kids and also interviewing them about their experiences at the camp.

Rodgers teams with Milwaukee attorney David Gruber for the series of videos called “It’s Aaron.”

Here is his interview with Alexis, Starr, Kylie and Dylan. Dylan’s reaction upon realizing who it is on the boat with them is worth the watch all by itself.

- Phil Watson

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