CPL Ryan C. Mcghee

CPL Ryan C. McGhee 1

CPL. RYAN C. MCGHEE – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: FREDERICKSBURG, VA FREDERICKSBURG (CITY)
Date of Death: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Cpl.
Unit: COMPANY D, 3D BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT, FORT BENNING, GA
Post / Base: Fort Benning

Birth: Nov. 4, 1987
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 13, 2009, Iraq

Army Cpl McGhee was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. He died from wounds sustained during a firefight with enemy forces while conducting combat operations in Balad. Since he was a teenager, Ryan knew he would become an Army Ranger. He attended Massaponax High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia where he was a member of the Key Club, served on the class executive board his junior and senior years, and chosen by his classmates for two senior superlatives – friendliest and most charming. After graduating in 2006, Ryan entered the U.S. Army on August 1, 2006 and completed the Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Indoctrination Program. He first served as a Rifleman and Grenadier in Company B before serving as a Weapons Squad Team Leader with Company D, 75th Ranger Regiment. Ryan was on his fourth tour of duty – the last in Iraq after three tours in Afghanistan. He and his unit were conducting operations to rid Iraq of a weapons facilitator and suicide-bomber cell know to be operating in the area. His awards and decorations include Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star with “V” device and the Ranger Tab. Ryan was a great person who loved what he did.

Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60, Site 8870 CPL Ryan C. McGhee 2 CPL Ryan C. McGhee 3 CPL Ryan C. McGhee 4

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