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Michael Thomas Ryan
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Michael, 1965, in his United States Army uniform. Since he was only 17 at the time he enlisted, his mother Corene had to give her written consent.

Photo contributed by Dianne Corene (Ryan) Richards, Michael's older sister.

Below is a record of Michael's father's military service:

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: Robert Ryan
Birth Year: 1921
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Utah
State of Residence: Colorado
County or City: Mesa
Enlistment Date: 27 Jul 1944
Enlistment State: Colorado
Enlistment City: Denver
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 1 year of high school
Civil Occupation: Skilled brakemen, railroad
Marital status: Married

Height: 80 [This translates to 6'8"; according to his daughter Dianne, Robert was well under 6' tall.]
Weight: 989 [Dianne disagreed with this, too!!]
Added by: Tom Nelson

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