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CPL Ryan Casey McGhee
from Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

CPL McGhee served with: D_Co Weapons Squad

 

Born in 1987, Ranger McGhee was 22 years old at the time of his death in 2009.

 


Complete biography is below the photo gallery

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CPL Ryan Casey McGhee 's Biography

Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee, 21, was an automatic rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was killed by small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Central Iraq in 2009.

 

During his military service, CPL Ryan Casey McGhee also served in B Co 3/75th

Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee, 21, was an automatic rifleman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was born on Nov. 4, 1987 in Pennsylvania.

He was killed by small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Central Iraq, when his unit came in contact with enemy forces. The unit was conducting operations to rid Iraq of a weapons facilitator and suicide vest cell known to be operating in the area. McGhee was on his fourth deployment in support of the War on Terror with three previous deployments to Afghanistan.

After graduating from high school, McGhee enlisted in the U.S. Army from his hometown of Fredericksburg, Va., on August 1, 2006. He completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning Ga., as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course there, he was assigned to the Ranger Indoctrination Program also at Fort Benning.

He graduated from the Ranger Indoctrination Program in February 2007 and was then assigned to Company B, 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment March 1, 2007. McGhee served as a Rifleman and Grenadier in Company B before serving as a Weapons Squad Team Leader with Company D.

His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, Ranger Indoctrination Program, and the U.S. Army Ranger Course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with V Device, the Purple Heart Medal, Ranger Tab, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Combat Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist Badge.




 

 

 

 

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# Karl Monger 2014-07-21 18:26
I carry a Gold Star coin given me by Ranger McGhee's mom every day. It's a constant reminder of the sacrifice and service of men like Ryan. It's my loss that I never knew him personally, but I'm glad we can help remember his legacy. RLTW
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# Sherrie McGhee 2014-09-03 18:49
I like your documentary on Ryan. I wanted to let you know that he also was awarded the Bronze Star w/ V-Device, as well.
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# Kent 2014-09-03 19:11
God Bless You Sherrie, and Ranger Ryan McGhee too.
I have made that edit in the appropriate spot above.
We'd be very proud to post more photos with Ryan's biography, if you have some faves you'd like to send.
Also, any other additions or changes to this biography, please let me know.
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# Gabe Mcghee 2015-11-13 08:42
My brother earned a lot for medals and is a true hero. - Gabe Mcghee, Cpl. Ryan C. McGhee's Brother
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# Larry Gilchrist 2017-02-01 08:01
Please add Purple Heart Medal, and add "Medal" after Bronze Star.
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# Eric Daniel 2017-08-29 19:54
I remember CPL Ryan and his smile that never left his face during his last deployment to Iraq and before he leaves us forever, he had a genuinely motivated and heroic spirit, which impacted most of us every day, we really miss him from the bottom of our hearts and he will never be forgotten.
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