In the News
Mar 16 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (KCRG-TV9) -- Iowa's Congressional delegation wants to name a Cedar Rapids post office to honor an Iowa National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan in 2011.
They will introduce bills to name the post office at 6th Avenue and 6th Street SE the Sergeant First Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building. Republican Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley will introduce legislation in the Senate as a companion to Republican Rep. Rod Blum's bill, co-sponsored by GOP Reps. David Young and Steve King, and Democrat Rep. Dave Loebsack.SFC Terryl L. Pasker was born in Anamosa, Iowa, enlisted in the US Army in 1990, and joined the Iowa National Guard in 1995. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2004, and again in 2011. SFC Pasker was killed in an attack in Panjshir Province, Afghanistan on July 9, 2011, near the end of his tour. The Department of Defense awarded SFC Pasker the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, Erica; parents, Mary and David; brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Christine and Rebecca.