IN HONOR OF LAWRENCE B. RYAN
Larry Ryan was killed in Vietnam on June 30, 1968. On July 11, 1968, his funeral Mass was said in Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.,
and his body buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Exactly 30 years later, on July 11, 1998, fifteen Delta Phi Epsilon brothers gathered by his grave to honor the sacrifice that Larry Ryan made for his country.
Army Captain Lawrence Ryan,
Adviser in Vietnam Village
Army Capt Lawrence B. Ryan, 28, a 1963 graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, was killed in a mine explosion June 30 in South Vietnam.
Capt. Ryan, an intelligence officer, was serving as an adviser in a South Vietnamese village. He had served one tour in Vietnam prior to serving at the Pentagon for two years. He volunteered for the second tour and had been in Vietnam for about six weeks.
When Captain Ryan was stationed here, he lived at 2311 27th St., NW. [sic: should be 2811]. He was graduated from the Powell Memorial Academy in New York Cuty before attending Georgetown.
He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Esward F. Ryan of New York; five bothers, Dermot, Edward, Kenneth, Army Lieutenant Padrais Ryan, of New York, and Alfred Ryan of Phoenix, Arizona; and four sisters, Coleen, Mrs. Elizabeth Skelly and Judith of New York and Mrs. Aileen Ernest of Santa Monica, California.
Friends may call from 4 to 10 pm tonight at the DeVol Funeral Home, 2222 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. A requiem mass will be celebrated as 12:30 tomorrow in Dahlgreen Chapel, Georgetown University, with burial to follow in Arlington National Cemetery. A memorial mass will be offered on Saturday in New York. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Power Memorial Academy Scholarship Fund, 161 West 61st Street. or St. Gregory the Great School Fund, 138 West 90th Street, New York City.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard