PHILIP H. RYAN, JR., ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Philip Ryan, Jr. '55

Date of birth: February 11, 1933

Date of death: August 3, 1956

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1955 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From the September 1956 issue of SHIPMATE:

We are sorry to have to announce the death of PHILIP HENRY RYAN, JR., on 3 August at Corpus Christi, Texas. Phil was a flight student and was killed when his parachute failed to open after the collision of two training planes. He and H. F. Snyder both jumped and Snyder suffered a broken leg. The two occupants of the other plane w'ere also killed. Phil, Sr., is in the Class of 1923.

Phil is buried in Virginia.

Other

His ring is on display at the USNA Museum.


Class of 1955

Philip is one of 34 members of the Class of 1955 in Memorial Hall.