Ryan Brandt Young

Ryan Brandt Young

Age: 32
Branch: Contractor
Rank: GMG1
Unit(s): ST8, NSWC, Triple Canopy
Station: Basra, Iraq

Fallen on: 07 Sep 2005
Location: Basra, Iraq
Era: Global War on Terror
Campaign: Diplomatic Security

Medals & Commendations: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle ā€˜Eā€™ Ribbon Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Arctic Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Halfway, MD

Ryan Brandt Young was working for a Herndon, Va.-based Triple Canopy, a private security firm contracted with the State Department, where he performed high-risk diplomatic security in Iraq. He died when a roadside bomb destroyed his armored vehicle heading to the U.S. Embassy in Basra.