Tampa Bay Area Mom Mourning Her Son, a Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Attack
Paula Knauss-Selph, is a military mom who lives in Seminole. Last week, she had just returned from her honeymoon,. Her son Ryan, had just sent a photo from Afghanistan via Snapchat where he told her, he loved her.
It was the last picture he would ever send.
Two days later, her son, Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss, was killed in combat after a suicide bomber took the lives of 13 service members.
Ryan’s mother is currently with family near Knoxville, Tennessee where Ryan grew up and attended high school. His mother is now preparing funeral arrangements for her son after the call she received last Thursday, one she prayed she would never, ever receive.
The young man from Tennessee enlisted, with the permission of his parents, at 17-years-old and never looked back.
He was meant for this life, says his mother. He loved it, all of it and wanted to help people.
For Ryan, it was a lifelong calling, a dedication to service, to country, to freedom and to family.
We are praying for this Hero's family... as well as all of those families, who suffered a loss, last week in this attack.