- Deployment: Mosul, Iraq in 2004 and to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2008.
- Branch of Service: Kansas Army National Guard transferring in early 2002 into the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
- Gold Star Father (RIP Ryan Jopek)
Enjoyed writing “soldiers stories” while on deployment and continues as a reporter and writer for the Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin.
Member of the Leathernecks of Northern Wisconsin.
Member of Winegar American Legion Post 480, Presque Isle, Wisconsin
Father of three children. See Ryan Jopek