In Loving Memory of
Ryan Douglas Maseth
April 23, 1983 - January 2, 2008

With Love and Honor For A Very Special Young Man
Angel Ryan
God Bless You For All of Eternity
I Give You A Special Salute and Thank You
Rest Well in the Lord Dear Angel
Ann, Laurasmom


Farewell to Ryan

We cannot begin to understand the Master's Heavenly plan.
We only know that on this earth
Death has stolen a glorious man.
A man who adored his family.
One many called a loyal friend.
How can we say good bye to him?
It's so difficult to comprehend.
From friends of Shaler High School to army buddies far and wide.
There isn't a man who can speak of him
without sharing his spirit and pride.
A devoted soldier, a true ARMY man
Blood, sweat, toil and loyalty
Devoted to his platoon and men, Ever fighting unwaveringly.
No end in sight to lofty goals this man chose to achieve.
If he set his mind to reach the stars,
In him you could believe.
He jumped right out of airplanes.
He earned his parachute wings,
Medals, badges and ribbons.
There's no end to the honor he brings.
He wouldn't fail, he never could.
No car wreck could tear him apart.
If the test was his to succeed and to pass,
He gave of it all of his heart.
Precious Ryan, our hometown HERO
Grown from a child to a Green Beret.
You leave a hole in our broken hearts.
That nothing will ever take away.
But we have a hope that is in our Lord,
When last breath drawn and death is our fate...
Standing tall and proud in a Green Beret,
Ryan will greet us at the heavenly gate.

Written by Tammy Tobac for the family of Ryan Maseth, copyright 2008

These are two beautiful and loving gifts for Angel Ryan from my dear friend, Carol, mom to Angel Michael.

Ryan was a special man to EVERYONE he touched. I saw the sweet innocent pictures of his youth,
growing up with his twin Brandon. The touching pictures of 3 brothers in arms whenever baby Adam was added to the family.
Family birthdays, vacations, every picture a smile and a twinkle in his eye. They are obviously very close as every photo is a testament
to the love of his entire family. He was handsome and kind. He was the caretaker of his family. They told me
had it been anyone but him, he would be the one to comfort everyone in the place.

STAFF SGT. RYAN D. MASETH Died on Jan. 2, 2008 Operation Iraqi Freedom Staff Sgt. Ryan D. Maseth, 24, died as a result
of a nonbattle death accident on Jan. 2, in Baghdad, Iraq, while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007 as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operation Task Force Arabian Peninsula. This was his second deployment to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terror. Maseth, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, volunteered for military service and enlisted into the Army in June 2001 as an infantryman. In 2007 he earned the coveted “Green Beret.” Maseth’s military education include; the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course; Warrior Leaders Course, Combat Life Savers Course, Unit Armor Training Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Ranger Course, Air Assault Course, and the Basic Airborne Course. His awards and decorations include the two Army Accommodation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Superior Unit Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Ryan in his green beret uniform and you can see all the medals and decorations this young man has earned...even at the tender age of 25.
He was extremely ambitious, always wanting to succeed.

Ryan on his motorcycle. I remember being at Shelly's house when Ryan stopped by and was so excited about getting it.
He stopped with another fellow army friend who also was a motorcycle rider.

Ryan and his mother friend Cheryl

We will never forget you Staff Sergeant Ryan Maseth.
You are a hero to so many
and your name will always be honored
all the days of our lives.

Please also visit this story that includes more details about what happened to Ryan on CNN's web site --
CNN Soldier Electrocutions

Dear Cheryl
My Deepest Condolences.
What a Wonderful Young Man, a Man that gave up his life
with so many others to serve his country.

In Loving Memory of Lee Henry Aguilera

A friend can hear a tear drop.

This webpage is created
In Loving Memory of Ryan Douglas Maseth
on April 30, 2008
Last updated: January 19, 2018
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Please visit Maria's Tribute to Christopher
Angel Christopher
Two Very Special Angels

Thank you to my dear friend, Tammy, for all her help with getting this web page put together for Angel Ryan!
Please visit Tammy's Angel Tanner by clicking on the tag below ~

The Valentine's Day gift and also some of the wonderful "Army" gifts on this web page for Angel Ryan are from my friend Marie.
You can visit her website for her son Rob here ~
Rob Northrop's Site.

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