Sonya Parks Boger, left, meets Jason Boger at Kansas City International Airport with their baby, Mason, in July 2005. Sonya was on leave from Germany, and Jason was visiting for two weeks from Afghanistan. He was deployed when the baby was 7 days old. The couple met while serving in Iraq. Sonya is the daughter of Brenda Parks and the granddaughter of Louie and Betty McElhaney, all of Lawrence.