Welcome to the iHonor American Flag remembering U.S. Air Force Captain Ryan Hall - a Pine Creek HS 2000 grad
iHonor GWOT (Global War on Terror) Fallen: U.S. Air Force Captain Ryan P. Hall of Colorado Springs, CO
Captain Hall, age 30, served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Assigned to 319th Special Operations Squadron, based out of Hurlburt Field, FL Killed in U-28 aircraft crash, on February 18, 2012, along with 3 other airmen, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa Also killed were Senior Airman Julian Scholten, Captain Nicholas Whitlock, and First Lieutenant Justin Wilkens
We honor and thank US Air Force Captain Ryan Hall for defending our freedoms and fighting to liberate the lives of others.
Ryan Preston Hall
Born December 10, 1981 in Colorado Spring, Colorado Loved the outdoors - including hunting, fishing, golf, and travel Wanted to join military and serve Our Country since middle school Member of National Honor Society at Pine Creek High School 2000 Graduate of Pine Creek High School
Member of Air Force ROTC program at The Citadel, the Military School of South Carolina As Cadet at The Citadel, he was dependable leader serving as squad leader, platoon sergeant, and company executive officer Performed as part of The Citadel's silent drill team - the Summerall Guards Active part of The Citadel's Lutheran campus ministry Graduated from The Citadel in 2004 and commissioned as Second Lieutenant in US Air Force
Trained as and completed US Air Force pilot training During MC-130 trainging, he became interested in US Air Force Special Operations Command In 2007, joined 319th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field in Florida Had more than 200 combat missions and 1,300 combat flight hours During 7th Global War on Terror combat deployment, flew out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa On February 18, 2012, U-28A reconnaissance aircraft, carrying Hall and 3 others back from combat mission in Afghanistan, crashed near Camp Lemonnier In his honor, The Citadel, presents the "Ryan Hall Leadership Sword" to an outstanding rising senior going into the US Air Force Captain Hall was 16th alumnus and 3rd member of The Citadel Class of 2004 killed in the Global War on Terror Buried at US Air Force Academy Cemetery Survived by mother and father (Dennis & Kliffa) and 2 brothers (Brandon and Damon)
Inspirational Quote about Captain Hall
“Ryan gave his life out of love. He loved his Lord, he loved his family and he loved his country. America has lost one of its best and brightest, a true American.” -Dennis Hall, father
"He was incrediblly outgoing, fun, sarcastic, liked to hang out, did not matter who with or where. He was my best friend – there's not one thing I will remember that I can narrow down to. I will remember a lot." -David Barrett, Ryan's best friend and roommate all 4 years at The Citadel
[ Capt. Hall's military decorations as displayed on TogetherWeServed.com (unofficial) ]
iHonor Flag presented to Pine Creek HS (Ryan Hall's alma mater)
On Veterans Day (11/11/2019), Air Force Jr. ROTC Cadet Genevieve Pace, and her teammates, led their high school's Veterans Day program and presented the first-ever iHonor Flag commemorating a GWOT Fallen at his/her alma mater. In this case, the hand-inscribed, story-telling iHonor Flag commemorates USAF Captain Ryan Hall, a 2000 graduate of Pine Creek HS. WATCH & LISTEN to Cadet Pace set the bar high, with a perfect, emotion-stirring presentation, in front of her high school classmates - all 1,600+ of them. And, at the end, the Principal tells students that the Captain Hall's iHonor Flag will be hung inside the library for students to be reminded of Ryan Hall's sacrifice and engage with his digital tribute relayed by his Flag.
Sources for Tribute: CLICK HERE to review Captain Hall's tribute at the Military Time's Honor the Fallen site
CLICK HERE to review the Find-a-Grave website commemoration for Captain Hall
[ Buried at US Air Force Academy Cemetery ]
iHonor American Flag : Visitor Comments for U.S. Air Force Captain Ryan Hall ... posted here from newest to oldest ...
Captain Hall, I am honored to be a small part of Air Academy Kadet Genevieve Pace's special tribute to you. I know you would be proud of her initiative, leadership, and dedication to honor our Global War on Terror Fallen, like you. Her courage, step out of the ranks, and present this iHonor Flag paying tribute to you is similar to how you stepped out of the ranks to become a special operations pilot. I hope Kadet Pace's story and tribute to you motivates other students to think about defending our freedoms and fighting to liberate the lives of others - like you did so admirably. - from Sean on 11/10/2019
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