Jim Ryan

[1 FEB 1931 - D1 - 20491]



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Don Hilbert and Jim Ryan
[Ed Rumsey Funeral - JUN 2016]



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Danny Dienst - Jim Bergen - Jim Cooper - Jim Ryan - Fred Bliss - Bob Shaffer [Durant - Choctaw Nation OK - NOV 2015]



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Jim Ryan - Secord's - Nancy Prater
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Dick Auer - Jim Ryan - Ellen Schick - Dick Regnier
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Jim Ryan and Ute Bergen
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Jim Ryan and Jim Bergen
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Ryan - Bergen's - Bruce Henry and Marlowe Viney -
Maurer's [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Hilbert - Franklin - Ryan - Vitty - Kennebeck - Robinson -
Wargowsky [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Hilbert - Franklin - Ryan - Vitty - Kennebeck - Robinson -
Wargowsky [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Jim Ryan - receiving the Rotary International Major Donor Award from Mary Pankowski - President - Rotary Club of Tallahassee and Bill Gunter - representing the Rotary Foundation [MAR 2015]



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Jim Ryan and Dick Auer
[FL Micro - OCT 2014]



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Seated: Prater and Werner - Standing: Secord - Pemberton -
Ryan [FL Panhandle Lunch Bunch - MAY 2014]



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Jim Ryan and Tallahassee Society Members
[Henty O. Flipper Gravesite - MAY 2014]



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Jim Ryan and daughter Pam's pet Dingo
[Natural Bridge Battlefield near Tallahassee - FEB 2014]



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Jim Ryan
[JAN 2014]



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Pemberton - Ryan - Prater - Werner - Secord
[FL Panhandle Lunch Bunch - JAN 2014



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Secord - Werner - Prater - Ryan - Pemberton
[FL Panhandle Lunch Bunch - OCT 2013]



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Pam (daughter) and Jim Ryan
[Tallahassee Society Party - AUG 2013]



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Dugan's - Carla Hilbert - Libby Munroe - Jim
Ryan - Ed Anderson [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dave Pemberton - Hostess Helper - Jim Ryan
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Joy Dickson - Hostess Helper - Jim Ryan
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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McCulla's and Jim Ryan
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jim and Pat Ryan
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jim Ryan and Dick Prater
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Anne Malone - Jim Ryan - Peters'
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Malone's - Jim Ryan - Peters'
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jim Ryan
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Roy Dunaway - Jim Ryan - Don Andrews - Carl McNair -
Bernadette Dugan [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jim Ryan and Jim Bergen
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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McNair - Dugan - Giza - Prater - Malone - Stone -
Robinson - West - Ryan [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Dugan's - Jim Ryan - Buddy Roberts - Carl McNair - Jeanne
Drummond - Bob Strati [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Bill McCulla - Jim Ryan - Al Raymond -
Roy Lynn [Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Jim Ryan and Al Raymond
[Birmingham Mini - APR 2013]



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Front row: Dan Malone - Donna Ludwig - Marie Livesay - Middle row: Dan Ludwig - Carole Buchwald - Barbara Ewing - Anne Malone - Sherry Welter - Back Row: Don Buchwald - Ted Livesay - Jim Ryan - Chuck Ewing [SEVA Lunch - DEC 2012]



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Jim Ryan
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Ed Anderson - Bob Deardorff - Jim Ryan - Anita and John
Rudzki - Ted Vitori [Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan - Rod Vitty - Joe Franklin
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan - Rod Vitty - Ted Gay - Zach Hagedorn
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan - Don Hilbert - Ray Gunderson
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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McCulla's - Marcia Cathey - Jo Ann McNair - Linda
Newton - Jim Ryan [Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan - Linda Newton - Joe and Connie Franklin
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan - Marcia Cathey - Rod Vitty
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan and Rod Vitty
[Bob Newton Farewell - SEP 2012]



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Jim Ryan - Anne Malone - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Barbara Ewing - Dan Malone - Chuck Ewing - Ted and Marie Livesay - Pat Ryan [SEVA Lunch - SEP 2012]



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Barbara Ewing - Donna and Dan Ludwig - Pat Ryan - Anne and Dan Malone - Doc Dorough - Don and Carole Buchwald - Pat Ryan - Bob Deardorff - Dan Troyan - Chuck Ewing [SEVA Lunch - JUL 2012]



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Dan Ludwig - Jim Ryan - Bill Lucas
[Richmond FDD - MAR 2012]



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Jim Ryan - Bergen and Drummond - Dan Ludwig - Charlie Johnson - Dick Baker - Jack Campbell [EXCOM - MAR 2012]



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Jim Ryan and Herbert Coulton (Jim's Co Clerk 57/58
and close friend of MLK) [JAN 2012]



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Jim and Pat Ryan
[DC Party - DEC 2011]



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McNerney - Russell - Ludwig - Hergenroeder - Ryan - Hilbert - McNair - Doyle - Gay - Cutchin - McCulla [NOVA - JUL 2011]



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Standing: Chuck Ewing - Bill and Pat Lucas - Jim Ryan - Anne Malone - Donna and Dan Ludwig - Barbara Ewing - Ted Livesay - Seated: Pat Ryan - Marie Livesay - Dan Malone [SEVA Lunch - JUL 2011]



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Ed Anderson - Jim Ryan - Don Andrews
[DG Mini - May 2011]



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Jim Ryan and ?
[DG Mini - May 2011]



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Jim Ryan
[DG Mini - May 2011]



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Pat Vitty - Pat Strati - Jim Ryan
[DG Mini - May 2011]



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Pat and Jim Ryan - Helga and Bob Hinrichs - Anne and Dan
Malone - Barbara and Chuck Ewing [SEVA Lunch - JUN 2011]



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Doc Dorough - Ruth Horst - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Dan Malone - Jim and Pat Ryan - Tom Horst - Anne Malone - Ted and Marie Livesay [SEVA Lunch - MAY 2011]



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Carole Buchwald - Dan Ludwig - Anne Malone - Jim Ryan - Dan Malone - Donna Ludwig - Pat Ryan - Don Buchwald [SEVA Lunch - MAR 2011]



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Pat and Jim Ryan - Don and Carole Buchwald - Dan Malone - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Chuck Ewing - Doc Dorough - Barbara Ewing [SEVA Lunch - JAN 2011]



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Pat and Jim Ryan
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Jim Ryan - Myrna Williamson - Ted Gay
[DC Party - DEC 2010]



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Pat Ryan (photog missed her) - Anne Malone - Carole Buchwald - Jim Ryan - Don Buchwald - Dan Malone - Chuck and Barbara Ewing [SEVA Lunch - NOV 2010]



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Hilbert's - Wheeler's - Regnier's - Franklin's - Lynn's - Ryan - Newtons - Fikarises - Strati's - Johnson - Vitty's - Young. Plus guests: Hurleys (friends of Hilbert's) - Smith (he is son-in-law in Hilbert family) - Ulrichs (son-in-law in Fikaris family) - and Dave Young's lady friend Anne) [Army - Air Force: NOV 2010]



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Marcia Cathey and Jim Ryan
[Pop Warner Funeral - OCT 2010]



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Jim Ryan and Ruth Sloan
[Pop Warner Funeral - OCT 2010]



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Ruth Sloan and Jim Ryan
[Pop Warner Funeral - OCT 2010]



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Greta Masson - Jim Ryan - Jack Doyle
[Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Jim Ryan - Bob Deardorff - Marty McGuire - Bob
Newton [Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Jim Ryan and Bob Deardorff
[Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Bill Schrage '56 - Phil Gibbs '58 - Jim Ryan - Norm Blahuta -
Ted Gay [Chuck Roades Funeral - AUG 2010]



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Charlie Johnson - Jim Bergen - Don Andrews - Jack Campbell -
Ted Gay - Bob Strati - Jim Ryan [EXCOM - AUG 2010]



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Jim Drummond - Ted Gay - Jim Bergen - Charlie Johnson - Don
Andrews - Jim Ryan - Jack Campbell [EXCOM - AUG 2010]



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Dan and Donna Ludwig - Pat and Jim Ryan - Barbara and Chuck Ewing - Marie and Ted Livesay - Pat and Luke Lucas - Anne and Dan Malone [SEVA Lunch - JUN 2010]



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Jim Ryan
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim Ryan and Jim Johnson
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Dave Maurer - Donne Olvey - Jim Ryan
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Donne Olvey and Jim Ryan
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim Ryan and Del Jacobs
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim Ryan and Phil Enslow
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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D-1: Bergen's - Gottron's - Cooper's - Newton's -
Jim Ryan [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim Ryan - Pat and Fred Pirkey
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim Ryan
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim Ryan - Dick and Diann Gottron - Jim and
Mary Helen Cooper [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Bill and Joan McCulla - Jack Strom - Jim and Alverta Fiscus - Jim Ryan - Dick and Diann Gottron - Joe Dado [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim Ryan and Carl McNair
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jack Strom - Jim Ryan - Quent Bates - Jim Bergen
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Dick Wargowsky - Rich Cardillo - Jim Ryan
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Pat and Jim Ryan [Easter 2010 -
St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Petersburg VA]



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Donna Ludwig - Anne Malone - Carole Buchwald - Dan Malone - Barbara Ewing - Dan Ludwig - Chuck Ewing - Don Buchwald - Jim and Pat Ryan [SEVA Lunch - MAR 2010]



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Dan Ludwig - Chuck Ewing - Don Buchwald - Jim and Pat Ryan - Donna Ludwig - Anne Malone - Carole Buchwald - Dan Malone - Barbara Ewing [SEVA Lunch - MAR 2010]



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Pat and Jim Ryan
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Pat Ryan and Ruth Sloan
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Dan Malone and Jim Ryan
[DC Party - DEC 2009]



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Jim Ryan - Jim Drummond - Dick Traut
[Ray Karam Funeral - DEC 2009]



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Jim Ryan and Carl McNair
[Ray Karam Funeral - DEC 2009]



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Don Andrews and Jim Ryan
[Ray Karam Funeral - DEC 2009]



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Ted Livesay - Dan Ludwig - Doc Dorough - Anne Malone - Marie Livesay - Pat and Jim Ryan - Barbara Ewing - Carole Buchwald - Chuck Ewing (hiding) - Dan Malone - Don Buchwald [SEVA Lunch - OCT 2009]



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Standing: Paul Galanti (USNA - '62) - Jim Dement '60 - Bill Schrage '56 - Sam Russell - Tom's son - VMI - '88 - Chris Miller '80 - Robert Baratta '76 - Sitting: Tom Russell '59 - Sam Wilder - '61 - Jim Ryan '55 [West Point Society of Richmond Military Affairs Discussion Group - OCT 2009]



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Dan Malone - Don Buchwald - Jim Ryan - Ted Livesay -
Chuck Ewing [SEVA Lunch - SEP 2009]



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Jim Dement '60 and Jim Ryan presenting the West Point Society of Richmond wreath [Virginia War Memorial - Richmond VA - Memorial Day 2009]



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Ted Gay - Carl McNair - Pat Ryan
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Moses - Feagin - Don and Mary Andrews - Gay - McNair -
Pat Ryan [Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Jim Ryan - Betty and Matt Schepps - Dan Moses
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Jim Ryan - Schepps - Carla Hilbert - Dorough
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Jim Ryan and Ted Gay
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Jim Ryan - Dan Moses - Bill McCulla
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Dorough - Jim Ryan - Malone - Ewing
[SEVA Lunch - MAR 2009]



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Donna and Dan Ludwig - Anne and Dan Malone - Jim and
Pat Ryan - Luke and Pat Lucas [SEVA Lunch - FEB 2009]



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Don Hilbert - Gay - Jim Ryan - Cardillo - Charlie Johnson - Ludwig -
Roades - McNair (Photo by Welter) [EXCOM - FEB 2009]



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Welter - Buchwald - Ewing - Malone - Lucas - Jim Ryan -
Ludwig [SEVA Lunch - JAN 2009]



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Jim Ryan - Matt Schepps - Carl McNair
[DC Party - DEC 2008]



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Jim Ryan
[DC Party - DEC 2008]



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Welter - Barbara Ewing - Jim and Pat Ryan - Sherry Welter - Donna and Dan Ludwig - Marie and Ted Livesay - Anne and Dan Malone - Ewing [SEVA Lunch - DEC 2008]



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Welter - West - Donna Ludwig - Dorough - Sherry Welter - Elaine West - Barbara Ewing - Pat and Jim Ryan - Ewing - Buchwald - McCulla - Carole Buchwald - Ludwig - Joan McCulla - Troyan - Anne and Dan Malone - Marie and Ted Livesay (not shown: Bob Deardorff) [SEVA Lunch - OCT 2008]



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Jim Ryan - Kelly Lichtenberg - Gross '54
[New West Point Library - SEP 2008]



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Jim Ryan - Jim Eddins - Bob Carpenter -
Ducrot [SEP 2008]



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Don and Carole Buchwald - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Barbara Ewing - Ted Livesay - Chuck Ewing - Dan Malone - Pat and Jim Ryan - Anne Malone - Marie Livesay [SEVA Lunch - AUG 2008]



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Ewing - Lucas - Jim Ryan - Buchwald - Malone -
Ludwig - Dorough [SEVA Lunch - JUL 2008]



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Gay - Strati - Jim Ryan - Hilbert - McNair - Wargowsky - Charlie
Johnson - Ludwig - Cardillo - Roades [EXCOM - JUL 2008]



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Ewing - Welter - Pat Ryan - Marie Livesay - Dan and Anne Malone - Livesay - Barbara Ewing - Bob and Helga Hinrichs - Mike Hinrichs - Ryan [SEVA Lunch - JUN 2008]



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Dorough - Ryan - Malone - Ludwig - Buchwald -
Livesay - Ewing [SEVA Lunch - MAY 2008]



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Welter - Ewing - Buchwald - Ryan - Dorough - Malone
[SEVA Lunch - MAR 2008]



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Tom Russell '59 presents the Army Mule Award for "Selfless Service"
to Jim Ryan [FD Richmond VA - MAR 2008]



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Standing: MAJ Patrick Bulger - Gay - Strati - Hilbert - McNair - Jim Ryan - Cutchin - Schepps - Wargowsky - Sitting: Cynthia McNair Wood - Courtney McNair Bulger - Mary Priscilla Gay - Pat Strati - Carla Hilbert - Jo Ann McNair - Myrna Williamson - Nancy Cutchin - Betty Schepps - Sandy Wargowsky - Jane Merryman

[Castle Memorial Award was presented to Carl McNair - MAR 2008 Washington DC FDD]



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Jim Ryan's - Welter's - Buchwald's - Malone's
[SEVA Lunch - FEB 2008]



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Bill Welter - Dan Ludwig - Jim Ryan - Dan Malone
[SEVA Lunch - JAN 2008]



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Connie Franklin and Jim Ryan
[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Anne and Dan Malone - Nidever - Jim Ryan - Mary
Monahan - Ed Anderson [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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[DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Malone - Jim Ryan - Nidever - Gay - Goldstein - McNerney - Middle: Russell - Ed Anderson - Ludwig - Front: Dorothy Goldstein - Mary Monahan - Donna Ludwig [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Deardorff - Page - Malone - Ryan - Nidever - Gay - Goldstein - Middle: Anne Malone - McNair - Russell - Front: Jo Ann McNair - Dorothy Goldstein - Mary Monahan [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Hilbert - Troyan - Deardorff - Page - Malone - Ryan - Nidever - Gay - Middle: Carpenter - Peg Robinson - Anne Malone - McNair - Front: Pat Strati - Ruth Sloan - Joan McCulla - Jo Ann McNair [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Rear: Deardorff - Page - Malone - Nidever - Jim Ryan - Gay - Marcia Cathey - Goldstein - Middle: Anne Malone - McNair - Russell - Ed Anderson - Front: Jo Ann McNair - Dorothy Goldstein - Mary Monahan - Greta Masson - Donna Ludwig [DC Party - DEC 2007]



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Welter - Ewing - Malone - Sherry Welter - Barbara Ewing - Anne Malone - Marie Livesay - Pat and Jim Ryan - Livesay [DEC 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Jim Ryan - Marcia Cathey - Dick Wargowsky
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Jim Ryan and Dick Wargowsky
[Moving to CO party for Bergen - NOV 2007]



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Jim Ryan - Dan Ludwig - Dan Malone - Sharron Peters - Donna Ludwig - Bill Peters - Don and Carole Buchwald - Marie Livesay - Pat Ryan - Ted Livesay - Anne Malone [OCT 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Don and Carole Buchwald - Bill Welter - Barbara and Chuck Ewing - Pat and Jim Ryan - Anne and Dan Malone - Pop Warner - Sherry Welter [JUN 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Regnier - Fikaris - Bates - Lynn - Vitty - McNair - Dave Young - Hilbert - C. Johnson - Pemberton ? - Enslow - Wargowsky - Gallup - Hornbarger - Jim Ryan - Ludwig - Cardillo - Feagin - Robinson [DG Mini - May 2007]



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Gallup - Gay - Roades - Wheeler - Jim Ryan - ?
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Jim Ryan and Ted Gay
[DG Mini - May 2007]



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Jim Ryan - Vitty - Bates - Hornbarger -
Regnier [DG Mini - May 2007]



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Ewing - Livesay - Welter - Dorough - Jim Ryan - Buchwald -
Malone [MAY 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Ludwig - Buchwald - Welter - Malone - Dorough -
Jim Ryan - Ewing [APR 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Ewing - Jim Ryan - Pop Warner - Buchwald - Ludwig -
Malone - Welter [MAR 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Ludwig - Lucas - Jim Ryan
[MAR 2007]



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Ludwig - Carole Buchwald - Anne Malone - Bill and Sherry Welter - Barbara Ewing - Jim and Pat Ryan - Malone - Norma Auer - Ewing - Donna Ludwig - Auer - Buchwald [FEB 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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J. Ryan - McNair - C. Johnson - Hilbert - Gay - Ludwig - Cutchin - Streett - Strati - Roades (Photographer - Welter) [FEB 2007 EXCOM]



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Jim Ryan [FEB 2007]

Inscription on the window: "I have fought a good fight. Second Timothy - 4.7" - This photo was taken in front of the GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE Memorial Window in St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Petersburg. Jim Ryan is seated in General Lee's pew which was installed in 1857. Lee attended St. Paul's with his staff from June of 1864 to April of 1865 during "the late unpleasantness" between the North and the South. Lee's son Rooney (General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee) married Mary Tabb Bolling of St. Paul's in this church on Thanksgiving Day - November 1867. All the modern family of General Robert E. Lee are descended directly from Rooney and Mary. (Pat Ryan put on a complete costumed re-enactment of the Lee-Bolling wedding in 1991; Dr. Pam Ryan - daughter - - played the prelude on her Viola.) While he lived in Petersburg - General George Pickett was married in St. Paul's August 1863. The Federal forces let his intended bride pass through the Union lines as a courtesy. Jim Ryan is the Historian of St. Paul's. PHOTO COURTESY: John Rooney - ca (FEB 07)



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Welter - Jim Ryan - Dorough - Malone
[JAN 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Bob Carpenter and Jim Ryan
[DEC 2006]



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Jim Ryan - Ted and Mary Carolyn Gay
[DEC 2006]



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Eddins - Strati - Ludwig - Roades - Newton -
Jim Ryan [JUN 2006]



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Malone - Pat Ryan - Anne Malone -
Dorough - Jim Ryan [JUN 2006]



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Dorough - Welter - Malone - Jim Ryan - Ewing
[MAY 2006]



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Jim Ryan - Wheeler - Anna Bates - Caye Wheeler - Marcia Cathey - ? -
Lichtenberg - BG Myrna Williamson [DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Street - C. Johnson - Roades - J. Ryan - Donna Ludwig - Lo Dienst - McNair - Ellen Schick - Cardillo - West - Dienst - Ludwig - Strati [DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Carla Hilbert's back - Marcia Cathey - Jim Ryan -
Sherry Welter - Hilbert [DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Jim Ryan and Quent Bates
[DG Mini - MAY 2006]



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Jim Ryan - Roades - Dienst - C. Johnson - Streett - Ludwig -
McNair - Strati - Cardillo - Welter [MAY 2006 EXCOM]



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Jim Eddins and Jim Ryan
[APR 2006]



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Jim and Pat Ryan - Dan and Anne Malone -
Dorough [APR 2006]



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Jim Ryan - Dorough - Malone - Lucas -
Welter [MAR 2006]



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Pat and Jim Ryan - Anne and Dan Malone -
Barbara Ewing - Bill Welter [FEB 2006]



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Dorough - Welter - Malone - Jim Ryan
[JAN 2006]



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Jim Ryan and Dianne Enslow
[DEC 2005]



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Jim Ryan - Anne Malone - Welter - Dorough - Sherry Welter
Barbara Ewing - Ewing - Pat Ryan - Malone [DEC 2005]



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Welter - Jim Ryan - Auer - Freiherr von
Uslar-Gleichen - Malone [OCT 2005]



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Pat Ryan - Sherry Welter
Jim Ryan - Welter - Dorough [SEP 2005]



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Ewing - Jim Ryan - Malone - Welter -
Dorough [AUG 2005]



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Jim Ryan's 88 Buick
[JUN 2005]



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Ewing - Welter - Malone - Jim Ryan
[JUN 2005]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Pat and Jim Ryan
[50th Reunion]



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Bill Anderson - Jim Ryan - Joe Franklin -
Newton [MAR 2005]



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Lucas - Malone - Joe Franklin - Jim Ryan - Newton -
Bergen - Bill Anderson - Welter [MAR 2005]



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Jim Ryan - Newton - Bergen
[MAR 2005]



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Sam Wilder '61 - Jim Ryan - Joe Franklin -
Newton [MAR 2005]



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Jim Ryan and Joe Franklin
[MAR 2005]



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Welter - Jim Ryan - Malone - Dorough
[MAR 2005 SEVA Lunch]



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Welter - Ewing - Malone - Jim Ryan
[FEB 2005 SEVA Lunch]



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Norm and Barb Blahuta - Pat and Jim Ryan
[DEC 2004]



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Front: Ewing - Anne Malone - Jovana Zaborowski - Sherry Welter - Jane Zaborowski - David Zaborowski - Pat Ryan - Jim Ryan - Barb Ewing - Liz Zaborowski - Mike Zaborowski - Back: Malone - Welter - Dorough - Zaborowski [DEC 2004]



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Dorough - Ewing - Jim Ryan - Malone - Welter
[SEP 2004]



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Jim Ryan - Ewing - Welter - Dorough - Malone
[AUG 2004]



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Welter - Dorough - Pat Ryan - Ed and Jane Zaborowski -
Mike Zaborowski - Jim Ryan [JUL 2004]



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Jim Ryan
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Jim Ryan's
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Vitty and Jim Ryan
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Jim Ryan - Welter - Auer - Drummond
Dorough - Malone - Hinrichs [MAY 2004]



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Drummond - Jim Ryan - LGPA Sign -
Malone - Welter [APR 2004]



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Roades - Malone - West - Jim Ryan
Gunderson - Dorough - Drummond [FEB 2004]



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Dorough - Malone - Drummond -
Welter - Jim Ryan [JAN 2004]



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Doyle - Ray and Emily Karam - Jim Ryan
[ANCC - cDEC 2003]



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Newton - West - Eddins - Bergen -
Jim Ryan [DEC 2003]



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Malone - Dorough - Welter - Jim Ryan
[AUG 2003]



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Dorough - Drummond - Ewing - Welter - Lucas -
Robertson - Malone - Jim Ryan [MAY 2003]



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Doyle - Karam - Drummond - McCloskey - Reid - Malone - Sloan '96 - Andrews - Justin - Jim Ryan - Sloan - Johnson (Bob's son) - Wray - Welter [Bob Johnson's Funeral - FEB 2003]



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Singer - Jim Ryan - Strati - Blahuta
[DEC 2001]



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Wallwork '52 - Doyle - Cutchin - Bob
Johnson - Jim Ryan [2001]



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Stockett - Doyle - Jim Ryan - Robinson
Pemberton - Wayne Smith - Auer - Rich Miller [2001]



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McCulla - Lucas - Fontaine - Ludwig -
Cairns - Jim Ryan [2000]



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Durf McJoynt and Jim Ryan
[1989]



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Ryan - Eddins - Bell - Dienst - Bergen - Gottron - Tennant -
Newton [Newton's Roundaway Farm - SEP 1997]



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Jim Ryan and Carl McNair
[1988]



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Jim and Pat Ryan - Pat Haig's arm and Al Haig
[1983 State Department Reception



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[25th Reunion - 1980]

Row 10: Bergen - Cathey - Chapman - Gamble - Todd Graham - Don Smith - ? - Polly - McCloskey - Row 9: Blitch - Secord - Jim Ryan - Wing - ? - Row 8: ? - Matuszak - Wayne Smith - ? - Fleeger - Lynn - Joe Franklin - Charlie Johnson - Gunderson - Row 7: Regnier - ? - Reed - Stone - Herren - Weaver - Matteson - Hayes - ? - Enslow - Cliff Jones - ? - Reid - Feagin - Row 6: Wargowsky - Lichtenberg - Sanderson - Baker - Dienst - McCullough - Schick - Ludwig - Soper - Bean - Shideler - Lenio - Pirkey - Row 5: Goldstein - Fralen - Le Cates - Meisenheimer - Wheeler - Horst - Whittaker ? - Cardillo - Page - Newton - Prater - Lucas - Row 4: ? - Sloan - Traut - Rich Miller - Hoeferkamp - Heye - ? - West - Bill Graham - Row 3: Andrews - Perkins - Gay - Pace - Olvey - Strati - Dugan - Jackson - Whtitaker ? - Ralph Henry - Gallup - Murray - Ewing - Fikaris - Row 2: Hornbarger - Al Edwards - Robinson - ? - Thorsen - Dickson - Vitty - Tom Phillips - Bill Anderson - Giddings - Jacobs - Dryer - Row 1: Bazilwich - Samos - Wray - Trobaugh - Brokenshire - Bossert - Hagedorn - Walton - Poirier - Hasbrouck - LaFrenz - Nourse - Malooley



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[15th Reunion - 1970]

Row 8: Auer - McNair - Street - Wix - Row 7: Horst - Paul Parks - ? - Dugan - Grubbs - Domeck - Bliss - Row 6: Howie Stone - Newton - Booras - Strom - McDonald - Row 5: Fikaris - Schick - Gallup - Cardillo - Wheeler - Masson - Row 4: Katenbrink - Spellman - Joseph - ? - Schlotter - Row 3: Bergen - Fralen - ? - Andrews - Dunaway - Bob Johnson - Jim Ryan - Row 2: Bean - Strati - Soper - Jeter - Wiegand - Lenio - Price - Row 1: Prater - Thorsen - Meisenheimer - Reid - Zaborowski - Feagin - Joe Franklin

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Gen Abrams and Jim Ryan
[Viet Nam - 1967]



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Pat Isbell and Pat Ryan
[Ft. Benning - DEC 1955]



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Jim Ryan (soloist) - Capt Barry Drewes (conductor) - Other 55er's: Farrington - Sutton - Jerry Brown - Jim Johnson - Cosca [Glee Club @ NYC Center Theater - MAR 1955]



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Jim Ryan and Lou Tebodo
[Winter 1955]



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D-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Dienst - Jim Ryan - Eddins - Cooper - Bergen - Newton - Tebodo (CO) - Lathrop - 2nd Row: Tennant - Shaffer - Pirtle - 3rd Row: Bill Parks - Grubbs - Bliss - 4th Row: Gottron - Zaborowski - Trawick - 5th Row: Price - Bell



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Shaffer - Jim Ryan - Dienst - Gottron
Bliss - Bergen - Trawick [D-1: Fort Knox - 1954]



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55ers: Jim Ryan - Porier - Pond - Weissenborn
[The Long Gray Line - APR 1954]



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Sgt. Jim Ryan
[Korea - 1950]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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How I got my appointment to West Point

During WWII, my father was a Colonel in the Pentagon; so the rest of the family stayed in our hometown Petersburg, VA not far away. I went to Petersburg High School which at that time was the best high school in the state. [Other West Pointers I went to high school with: Bert Stubblebine 52, Donnie Jacobs 53, Dick Bentz 54, Tommy Poor 54, and Sam Lowry (?) 55.] I was very interested in the military but had not thought a lot about West Point.

I quit the Scouts in 1944 and joined the CAP where I learned to fly, taught by the father of our classmate John Funkhouser; soloed and flew J-3 Cubs and PT-13 Boeings. I learned drill, firearms qualifications, and other military stuff in the CAP.

In 1947 we moved to Tokyo where my father was serving on MacArthur's staff; attended the American School in Japan as did Bob Carpenter, Ed Mendell, Scotty Wetzel 54, Lewie Ham 54, Tony Wetzel 56, Gene Fox 56 (and his sister Pat Fox Haig) all of us in various locations. Even though I was a pretty good student, especially in history, government, English, and foreign languages; I was not a good math or science student.

I got in disciplinary trouble in English class and was released from Tokyo American High School whereby I joined the Air Force in Japan; never went to basic training, rose rapidly to sergeant (someone told me I was youngest sergeant in USAF -- never checked it out), got several awards all of which made it into the Petersburg newspaper. Hometown folks started a campaign to get me into West Point. I became the post assistant fire marshal which gave me a 24 hour jeep that helped me complete a year of college at U of California extension on our base.

When war broke out in Korea, I volunteered when they called for volunteers for a secret mission in Korea. After I completed the mission summer of 1950, I was in a bunker when a major leaned in and said, "Sergeant Ryan, get in that plane over there, you are going to West Point."

I was sent to the USMA Prep School at Stewart Field awaiting start of the next class at WP -- '55. If memory serves, I had an alternate appointment from my Congressman. All candidates took a civil service exam; I made the highest score and became the principal appointee while at USMAPS. (I never would have made it through Plebe year without the math instruction at the prep school.)

Jim Ryan
27 July 2010


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Mountain Climbing Club

In our last year at WP as Cadets, Jim Torrence and I tried to start a Mountain Climbing Club. The powers that were said no, so we started a special interest group for mountain climbing in the Ski Club -- that way we could get to use the special mountain equipment in the Ski Club's stuff. We never got to do a lot of climbing except close in rudimentary work on and around the campus.

In the 54-55 winter, we made a couple of forays to the rapelling cliff at Camp Buckner. We would draw rations at the Cadet Mess Hall (nothing but steaks!), pick up some equipment -- especially ropes, pitons, and D-rings at the Ski Club; then hike out in the snow to Buckner. After climbing up a mountain, we would spend the night in the snow after cooking some steaks on forked sticks over an open fire, then roll up in our ponchos and blankets for sleep in the snow. Next day, we would spend rapelling; then hike back to barracks.

When I was teaching at WP 62-65, my old Regimental CO Colonel Gleszer was a regimental TAC. He made sure the Mountain Climbing Club was organized separately and operating. (Also I taught mountain warfare techniques at Buckner in the Summer working with Jim Eddins.) I believe the Mountain Climbing Club is still going strong.

Jim Ryan
22 FEB 2011


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How I met that special Her

Because of illnesses (and gross ignorance), I was put back a semester in Petersburg High School. I found myself in junior-level Geometry class with the cutest little brown-eyed girl you ever saw. As the sign-in roster made the rounds, I wrote down that pretty girl's name Pat Abbott. Later I called her up and asked for a date. Seven and a half years later, we were married Graduation Day at West Point!

Jim Ryan
April 2011


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Dr. James H. Ryan

Joins the John Tyler Community College Board


CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. John Tyler Community College welcomes Dr. James H. Ryan as the newest member to its College Board. Ryan is a West Point graduate who served in two wars and was decorated for valor and meritorious service. He held the position of president at two corporations that conducted business in the United States and Europe. He was also the president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and was honored by the organization as a Meritorious Life Member. Ryan also served on the United Services Organization (USO) World Board of Governors as chair of the Programs Committee, which was responsible for all USO field operations worldwide. Twice he was president of the Historic Petersburg Foundation and of the Petersburg Area Art League. He was president of the Rotary Club of Petersburg and holds Rotary International's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been married to the former Patricia Louise Abbott of Petersburg for 56 years.

In addition to his military service, his time in the business world and his work with civic organizations, Ryan is committed to education. He not only graduated from West Point, he also holds a Master of Arts in English Language and English Literature from University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Administration from The George Washington University, and a Doctorate in Social Change from Walden University. "I believe education is the key to advancement in the modern world," says Ryan. "I have taught at the United States Military Academy, West Point (English), at the University of Maryland University College (English), served on the Board of Walden University, and served on the Foundation Board of Richard Bland College." Ryan says he also talks about teaching with his daughter who is a full professor at Florida State University.

Ryan will represent the City of Petersburg on the John Tyler Community College Board.

Joanne Horton
Director of College Relations
John Tyler Community College
6 June 2011


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Patricia Abbot Ryan





Patricia ("Pat") Abbott Ryan of Tallahassee, Florida, wife of James H. Ryan passed away quietly in her sleep at Big Bend Hospice on April 29, 2015, after a long period of declining health.

Pat was born on August 2, 1932 in Bloomington, Indiana of Martha Stone Abbott and John Carl Abbott. The former Abbott family home in Louisville, Kentucky is on The National Register of Historic Places. She married her husband James ("Jim") H. Ryan on June 7, 1955 at West Point, New York. On June 7, 2015, they would have celebrated their 60th Anniversary. Pat was a Mayflower descendant, a Daughter of the American Revolution, and a descendant of North Carolina's earliest settlers (The Bogue family who first settled Bogue Bank, North Carolina). Pat was a community leader no matter where she went. She had been a member of the Ladies Memorial Association of Petersburg, Virginia, the Historic Petersburg Foundation, the Petersburg Area Art League, the Women's Club of Petersburg, and past President of the Cockade City Garden Club. She had the unusual capability to manage large parties and dinners both in public and in her home. Her charm and beauty belied her brilliant mind. Pat's intelligence was so developed she could complete her daily New York Times crossword puzzles in just a few minutes using a ballpoint pen. She had a fine sense of humor, and her laughter was frequent. New Yorker and Time were her favorite magazines. She was fascinated about dreams and angels about which she read everything she could find on the subjects. During her lifetime her poetry and short stories were published. She was a gardener who specialized in growing roses.

Pat graduated from Petersburg, Virginia High School in 1949. She attended the University of Michigan, Richmond Professional Institute (Virginia Commonwealth University), Indiana University, the University of Maryland (BFA Cum Laude), and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She worked in various venues during her life as a draftswoman (C&P Telephone Co.) newspaper reporter and editor (Honolulu Advertiser, Philadelphia Bulletin), as a magazine editor (American Detective), as a feature writer (The Petersburg Progress-Index, ASSEMBLY Magazine). Pat's avocations and passions were art, music (an accomplished pianist and guitar player), writing, tap dancing, good books, historical preservation and research, traveling, skiing (both downhill and cross country), pistol shooting, and ice skating. She became competent in any activity she undertook. Pat studied art under Anna Dunlop of Petersburg who had been a student of James Abbott McNeil Whistler (a collateral ancestor of Pat's). As a fine artist painter and sculptor working under the name "Pat Abbott-Ryan" her works were reviewed by The Progress-Index (Petersburg, Virginia) The Washington Post (5 times), Saturday Review (NYC), The Clipboard (NYC), Art News (Manhattan Arts, NYC) Artspeak (NYC), New Art Examiner (DC), Washington Review, and The Washington Times. Her principal painting style was Post-Modern Primitivism, a term she coined. She had twelve solo art shows, mostly in the Eastern United States; and approximately seventeen juried group shows. Her solo show of "Sacred Cows" sculptures was featured on the front pages of art magazines. Her art works can be found among art collections in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, Europe, and England. Pat studied hula dancing under Alice Garner doyenne at that time of Hawaii's hula dancers. She became such a good hula dancer, she was invited to dance in a Hawaiian hula festival. In her mid-life, she took up tap dancing as a recreational activity and developed a high competence in the art. A series of historic articles she wrote based on original research was instrumental in placing Sylvanus Thayer ("Father of West Point") into the New York University Hall of Fame for Famous Americans.When she was twelve years old, Pat joined St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Petersburg. She was associated with St. Paul's almost all her life. In 1987, Pat funded and directed a historic, period costume, re-enactment of the marriage of Mary Tabb Bolling of the Church to Major General (CSA) William Henry Fitzhugh ("Rooney") Lee -- son of General (CSA) Robert E. Lee -- which had taken place in the Church in 1867. Pat contributed significant amounts of time and treasure to the church including donations of religious art and a grand piano. As a researcher, Pat found the key, logical facts confirming a cause and effect relationship between Petersburg and the establishment of our National Memorial Day. She is survived by her husband James H. Ryan, Ph.D., Lt. Col. of Infantry, US Army-Retired of Tallahassee; her daughter, Dr. Pamela L. Ryan, Professor of Viola at Florida State University and Principal Violist of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra; her sister Mrs. John Stanford of Estero, Florida; her brother John Carl Abbott, Jr. of Green Bay, Wisconsin; and her grandson Abishai Aziz Al-Doory of Roswell, Georgia.

The family is being served by Bevis Funeral Home & Crematory of Tallahassee. A graveside memorial service is being planned for a later date in Blandord Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia. No flowers please. Contributions are welcome for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 110 North Union Street, Petersburg, Virginia, 23803.


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