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is honored on Panel 2W, Line 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/5/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Robert Edward Ryan Jr., Served with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron, 504th Tactical Air Control Group, 7th Air Force.
  • Final Mission of 1LT Robert E. Ryan Jr.

    Posted on 10/14/15 - by
    1LT Robert E. Ryan Jr. was a Nail Forward Air Controller assigned to the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB Thailand. He was flying O-2A (# 67-21439) near Savannakhet in southern Laos when he was hit by ground fire and crashed. His body was recovered. He had served 260 days in combat. 1LT Ryan was from Hingham, Massachusetts. He was 24 and married when he died. [Taken from]
  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/16/14 - by Robert Sage
    Robert is buried at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Waltham, Middlesex County, MA. PH
  • with love from his wife

    Posted on 9/11/13
    Barbara Rose Linnane Ryan Guest

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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear 1LT Robert Edward Ryan Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

    With respect, and the best salute that a civilian can muster for you.

    Curt Carter

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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