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Congresswoman continues father's tradition of service to nation

Congresswoman continues father's tradition of service to nation

April 25th, 2011 by Jeremy P. Amick in News

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler stands next to her father, Ted Zellmer. Hartzler said her father's service has had a profound influence in her work as representative for Missouri's 4th Congressional District.

Following an election with all the spark and flash of a midsummer lightning storm, 4th District Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler emerged as the new representative in an area bursting with a military presence.

"My father began his military career while participating in the ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps program) as a student at MU," said Hartzler.

According to the congresswoman, her father continued his military service by completing a six-year enlistment with the Army Reserve.

"I grew up hearing about ...