Ryan P. Jones

Age: 23
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: First Lieutenant
Unit: 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
Station: Fort Riley, KS

Killed in Action: May 2, 2007
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Campaign: Operation Iraqi Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, National Defense, Iraq Campaign, Global War on Terror

Hometown: Westminster, MA
Family: He is survived by his parents, Kevin M. Jones and Elaine (Skorko) Jones; his great aunts, Helen Skorko of Winchendon, Evelyn Chicoine of Manchester, NH; his Godmother, Lois Progen of Fitchburg; his adopted grandmother, Germaine Savoie of Gardner; 2nd cousins and close family members, Eileen and John Goguen of Westminster, Janice LeClair of Westminster; and adopted aunts and uncle, Joan and Norman Gates of Orange and Gail Moynihan of Leominster, Helen Metcalf of Lunenburg all who love and supported him throughout his life; the love of his life for 6 years (whom he met his first year at WPI) Katie Christopher; his best friends, Brian Wuoti of Westminster, whom he called his brother, and Nick Fortune of Leominster.