We are super proud of our friend and Wind River Family member Ronda Hartzel on her recent retirement as a Commander in the US Navy!
Not only did Ronda make it to full retirement in the military, she did it with stage IV breast cancer (not an easy thing to do in today's military). Ronda was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago at the age of 36, and while she continues regular treatments, she is NED -- No Evidence of Disease.
Four of us drove to Washington to be there for the ceremony and couldn't be happier for her. It is a tribute to her positive attitude and tenaciousness that she was able to achieve this huge milestone.
Permission granted to come ashore Commander Hartzel!
* Be sure to check out this Emmy Award winning documentary on Ronda:
Ronda Emmy Winning Video