June 22, 2012

Ryan Rawl

1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl, age 30, of Lexington, South Carolina, died on June 20, 2012, in Khowst province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire and an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, Florence, South Carolina.

Saint Christopher,
pray for Ryan
Ryan graduated from the Citadel in 2004. He worked as a Richland County sheriff's deputy, serving as a middle school resource officer in 2011.

Military officials describe Ryan as a genuine man and natural leader, with a magnetic personality.

Police officials stated that Ryan was willing to stand up to protect and serve, and was an example to others in uniform.

Ryan is survived by many loving friends and relatives, including his wife and two children. 

Let us pray that Ryan Rawl is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen. 

1 comment:

Vonda Fish said...

Ryan is in Heaven. He was a devout Christian and a loving and devoted father of two. Pray for his family to have grace, courage, and peace through this tragedy. Ryan is a hero who loved America and our God that America used to stand up for. He loved the American flag and what it stood for. Ryan made our lives better for having known and loved him.