Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bishops in:
 • Strongs Memorial Park
 • Slocum
 • Anderson County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Corp Ryan Alan Bishop
Birth: May 2, 1974
Smith County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 2007
Baghdad, Iraq

Army Cpl. Bishop was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Bishop died of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on dismounted patrol. Ryan was a 1992 graduate of Marshall High School where he played on the 1990 State Championship Football Team. He then attended Tyler Junior College where he graduated in 1994 with a degree in surveying and worked as a surveyor for 12 years. A strong sense of duty and desire to help others in need led Ryan to join the Army in February of 2005. He began his basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia where he was awarded the excellence in marksmanship medal for shooting a 40 out of 40, which set the camp record. Because of his outstanding abilities, Ryan often ended up teaching classes on weapons even as a private. His expertise was as a weapons specialist and he greatly wanted to work in Explosive Ordinance Disposal and later as a land surveyor for the military. Ryan was a wonderful person who was witty, sharp, full of charisma and larger than life. He was a great storyteller, even though he was known to embellish from time to time. He also loved to cook, listen to music and do anything outdoors. Ryan's greatest gift was his desire to help those in need. He saw the good in everyone and spent much of his time volunteering yet asking nothing in return. He leaves behind his wife, Melanie. 
Strongs Memorial Park
Anderson County
Texas, USA
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: Apr 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18961773
Corp Ryan Alan Bishop
Added by: Brenda N
Corp Ryan Alan Bishop
Added by: Brenda N
Corp Ryan Alan Bishop
Added by: Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

In thankful memory. May you rest in heavenly peace.
- Kathy N
 Added: May. 29, 2017

- Kathy N
 Added: May. 2, 2017

- Sue
 Added: Apr. 14, 2017
There are 109 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: Sue

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service