GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- Even though it was the preseason opener, fans at Lambeau Field were plenty excited for the game Friday night.
They flocked from all over the state to tailgate. One fan even brought his family from southern California.
Louis Desanto says he rescued a soldier while serving as a Marine in the Persian Gulf. He says his new friend wanted to repay him so he brought him to a Packers game in 1990. Desanto says he's been coming back ever since.
"After I got to my seat, somebody goes 'Hey you must be Joe's friend.' And ever since then and every time I went there they would say 'Hey Louis, how's California? How's your son doing?' So it's been family ever since," Desanto says.
Desanto says his family drove about 2,300 miles over three days just to see the preseason game.
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