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Kyle Rudolph meets with Gold Star Families

He’s working with the Defense Commissary Agency.

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Kyle Rudolph is at it again, going out and doing cool things for people that deserve it.

Recently, Rudolph paid a visit to the Defense Commissary Agency (or DeCA) Headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. While he met with some of the higher-ups at the headquarters, the main purpose was to meet with members of Gold Star Families in the Fort Lee community.

(For those that are unfamiliar, Gold Star Families are those that have lost a loved one to military service.)

“As a kid who is from a family that’s had both grandfathers serve, and cousins and uncles serve, I have a great appreciation for our military and for the men and women who serve our country,” Rudolph said. “To have the opportunity to come out to Fort Lee and spend time with the Gold Star families – just talk to them, hear their stories, hear about the fallen heroes in their family – it’s something I will never forget.”

Rudolph was also there as a part of the kickoff event sixth annual NFL ProCamps program. This program allows installations across the Department of Defense to compete for the chance to have a two-day football camp for up to 150 children of active duty military, retirees, reservists, and civilian employees.

The competition runs from 19 March to 8 April, and Rudolph’s promotion of it will even take him to Germany, as he’ll journey to Kaiserslautern to finish up the promotional tour of military installations. I’m not sure which installations Rudolph will be heading to as part of the tour, but if we can find one, we’ll put it up here somewhere.

Kudos to Kyle Rudolph for taking the time to do this. I’m sure the Gold Star Families he met with today will remember this for a long time, and hopefully the sixth annual ProCamps program will be a success.