Daniel Francis Kopec, to many known as “Pop”, is a lifelong resident of Amsterdam, NY and a Korean War veteran. In 1951, Dan joined the United States Air Force where he served until 1955 with the title of Airman First Class. His service to his country was as an Aircraft Mechanic which included a stationed tour in various locations of Japan during the Korean War. Dan was proud of his accomplishments including three medals for his service to his country. To this day, his love for his country and aircrafts are proudly displayed and talked about with others. If you ask Dan, the thing that makes him most proud is his family. On August 27th, 1955 he married his love, Patricia (Majewski), and had two children. They were married for over 60 years before her passing in 2016. Dan continues to enjoy his daily visits and conversations with his son Jim. Not only is Dan a great father but he is also the #1 POP to his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Congrats Pop and thank you for your service!