Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Ryan J Cook

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

September 18, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
29 Army Spc

3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Fort Wainwright, Alaska

 Killed in Takhar province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Ryan J. Cook, 29, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Sept. 18 in Takhar province, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Ryan is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Sullivan and grandfather, Donald (Pop) Cook. He is survived by his loving family, daughter, Keira James Cook, mother, Kathleen (Cook) Silva, stepfather, Frank Silva, wife, Kari Cook, sisters, Alyssia (Silva) Hawkins, and Kristie (Silva) Dunaway, brothers, Jordan Silva and Darell Lewis, maternal grandparent, Mary (Cook) Byrne, paternal grandchildren, Marion Sullivan and James Sullivan and numerous aunts uncles and cousins. 

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