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.
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.