William Francis Ryan – Brigadier General, United States Army

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William Francis Ryan was born in New York on 16 April 1908 and was appointed to the United States Military Academy Class of 1933 from that State.

He was assigned to the Field Artillery and served with the 42nd Division during World War II, where he was decorated with two awards of the Bronze Star Medal. Following the war, he served as Commanding General, Testing and Evaluation Command. He retired from active duty as a Brigadier General in 1963 and resided in Arlington, Virginia, until his death there in 1983.


WILLIAM F. RYAN

1917-1992
UNITED STATES ARMY
FEBRUARY 1944 – JANUARY 1946

Company A, 735th Railway Operations Battalion
August 1944 – December 1945
European Theater of Operations (ET)
Northwest Europe
France, Belgium, Germany, Austria

Research regarding the General's career continues at this time.


RYAN, WILLIAM F

  • BG   US ARMY
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/16/1908
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/10/1983
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1213-1
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

RYAN, MARJORIE

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 03/12/1908
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/14/2001
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1213-1
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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