A Veteran Mother's Story


September 24, 2020

Penny Merryfield/Pine Bluffs Post

Lieutenant Tyler Shang salutes the flag after presenting to a family member of a fallen Veteran.

My father before me was a United States Air Force veteran. He served over twenty years. My time as a United States Air Force veteran was much shorter. Then came my husband, Jim, who retired at almost twenty-one years. After his retirement, our daughter Rhonda Rasgorshek served active duty in the Wyoming Air Guard. All of us are someone's child who served in the military.

As with any branch of service, our soldiers can be sent to a war zone, be assigned to foreign countries where there is unrest and instability. Moms and Dads stand proud of their child, who has grown up and is now serving th...

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