Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom
September 25, 1979 - August 9, 2005
— In Memory Of —
Pennsylvania National Guard
Killed in Action - Taqaddum Iraq
Operation Iraqi Freedom
1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Division
Freedom Isn't Free
SSG Ryan S. Ostrom served with Company B-109th Infantry (Mechanized), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Williamsport, PA
SSG Ostrom gave the ultimate sacrifice to his country when he was killed during a combat mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07. SSG Ostrom's dedication to duty and loyalty to his country were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard
Awards and honors received from the Department of the Army
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award)
Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M Device
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
NATO Medal (Yugoslavia)
Combat Infantry Badge
Overseas Service Bar
Awards and honors received from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard
Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal
Gen T R White Medal
Gen T J Stewart Medal
Pennsylvania Governors Unit Citation (2nd Award)
On March 29, 2004 along with his fellow soldiers received the American Soldier Defender of Freedom Awards Global War on Terrorism Multi-National Brigade (North) Certificate of Appreciation during the transition ceremony from MND(N) to NMB(N).
Ryan was a member of the Liberty community, attended school in Liberty, college at Mansfield University and actively excelled in sports. As a Webelos he completed his Arrow of Light in Cub Scout Pack 2020. Played basketball, soccer, loved baseball and softball in school and out. Through Ryan's dedication and persistence he excelled in many areas of his life and remains a role model to those who knew him.
"All Gave Some - Some Gave All"
Dedicated to the memory of all who proudly served and protected their country
The Soldier's Creed
I Am The Guard
"A Soldier's Prayer
Erected by SSG Ryan S. Ostrom Memorial Foundation and Other Organizations.
Topics. This memorial is listed Patriots & Patriotism • War, 2nd Iraq.
Location. 41° 33.504′ N, 77° 6.295′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Pennsylvania, in Tioga County. Memorial is at the intersection of Water Street and High Street/Williamson Trail (Pennsylvania Route 414), on the right when traveling north on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4534 Williamson Trail, Liberty PA 16930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Site of the Block House (within shouting distance of this marker); Williamson Road (within shouting distance of this marker); William B. Wilson (approx. 7.6 miles away); Coal in Tioga County (approx. 8.2 miles away); Ralston Railroad Bridge (approx. 8.7 miles away); Blossburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
Also see . . .
1. US Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom. (Submitted on December 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Staff Sergeant Ryan S. Ostrom at Find A Grave. (Submitted on December 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Friends Remember Ryan Ostrom(Submitted on December 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.