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Featured Iron Butterfly: Ronda Loftis

Happy Veteran’s Day, fellow Iron Butterflies,

Rhonda Loftis joined the U.S. Navy a week after her 18th birthday.  She enlisted with a high school friend and, while she faced homesickness, sexism and inappropriate treatment from some of her peers and officers, she never looked back. Nor does she regret her time in the Navy.

This Iron Butterfly shares what it was like for her being gay and enlisted in the armed forces in the 1970s. This decorated service member reflects on her time in the Navy and teaches us a lot about resilience and courage.


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