William Ryan is on the far right in this photo.
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 10:54 AM
Subject: Sitrep: WILLIAM DEAN RYAN, KIA
FROM: HOWARD BASS, friend
His brother Jimmy was in my class... Billy loved automobiles...especially FAST ones !
His Mom grieved herself into an early grave as a result of his death. It was too sad to watch.
Life has lots of tough issues. This was one of the hardest that I ever faced.
May the LORD bless you for your efforts !
Kindest Regards !
March 5 Been north west of Dong Ha for days. Been in a firefight, walked into an ambush and also hit mine number 3 a few days later. Lost men that were attached to me from an Infantry unit, and Ryan from second platoon. He was in the lead tank, A28, heading the column down into the ravine, when hit by an RPG.
Willilam Ryan was killed during the Battle of Cam Hung.
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