My Son Rhys

Lynn | American-Hero | Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Welcome, I want to share with you my hero, my son Sgt. Rhys William Klasno of the California Army National Guard, serving with the 1114th TC in Al Asad, Iraq. He was killed on Mother’s Day 5/13/07 when an IED hit his vehicle as he was returning from a mission. He leaves behind his wife Stephanie who was pregnant at the time with their daughter London Eevie who was born July 29, 2007. Rhys was a true American Hero who served with faith, dignity, integrity and all of the other qualities we, as parents, strive to instill in our children. He lived life abundantly in his 20 years and treated each person he spoke with as though they were the most important person in the world.

God’s mission for Rhys here on earth is complete and we look forward to seeing him again. We are so honored to have been entrusted with his care for the time we had. He cared about every man and woman in his unit and placed their safety above his own. We have been honored by Americans everywhere who did not even know our son, by the Patriot Guard who selflessly rode at his funeral, and by friends and fellow soldiers. This was a man who exemplified everything this country stands for. We will continue to support our military’s efforts and our Commander in Chief, as we know all of you do every day. Our son’s honor deserves nothing less.

Thank you for continuing to vocally support our troops and the families who love them.

Faithfully in Christ,

Lynn Klasno



Account Executive at Sika Sarnafil
Lynn is an accomplished writer and business professional with a BA in English, an MBA, and JD degrees from prestigious Universities. Lynn has worked in the construction industry for 35 years.

She is also the mother of an American Hero. Her only child, Sgt. Rhys W. Klasno was killed in action on "Mother's Day," 13 May 2007 in Haditha, Iraq. Read her American Hero Tribute Blog and check out her Roofing Solutions Wonderkid Blog

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  1. Beautiful. What you wrote was so great and entirely true. We all miss him deeply and I hope you and Mike are doing well.

    Love you all,

    Comment by Jordyn Prather — May 14, 2009 @ 6:58 am

  2. WOW! God is GREAT! Bob and i are so grateful to our Lord Jesus Christ to have the honor of knowing you Mike and Lynn, and being your friends!!
    We know we will meet Rhys in Heaven! I cannot wait to thank him for his example in showing the Love of Christ to all he met, and even the ones he did not meet, as he has so touched many of us.

    Thank you Rhys for protecting our FREEDOM!

    Love you all,

    Comment by Patsy McKee — May 15, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

  3. Rhys touched so many hearts, including mine.

    Comment by Cid Caba — May 18, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

  4. Remembering & honoring you, Sgt Rhys William Klasno, on this Memorial Day 2009. You are one of our brave, an American Hero, who has sacrificed all to preserve & protect our great Nation. You will not be forgotten.

    You live & continue to live through your amazing family and a grateful nation.
    Although I never had the honor to personally meet you, I truly feel that I have.
    Your family have been so kind to share & continue to share your wonderful story.
    I am honored.
    Looking forward to more.

    Thank you Mike & Lynn & Stephanie & London for allowing me to know Rhys through you. Thank you for all you do for our troops & their families.

    Your friend,

    Comment by Jeannette (Nettie) Nanney — May 25, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

  5. Thank you for your sacrifice, Rhy and Rhy’s parents. I too have made the sacrifice and know just how hard it is. I feel for your family very deeply.

    Always and forever young and in our hearts . . .

    With love and compasion,

    Comment by MomZor (Gold Star Mom) (PGR Temecula, CA) — June 29, 2009 @ 9:01 am

  6. Thank you Sgt Rhys William Klasno for your Honor, Dedication and Sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

    To: Mike, Lynn, Stephanie & London

    I cannot even imagine what you have been going through. It is hard for me to find words that express my sincere appreciation for your son and his family. Your website has given me wonderful insight into what a special person Rhys was. Thank you for allowing me to enter your family circle. Rhys is held up in a special place of honor by myself and many others whom you may never hear from.

    Joseph Enfield
    USMC – Blue Star Dad – PGR Rider

    Comment by Joseph Enfield — June 29, 2009 @ 9:28 am

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