SO2 (SEAL) Ryan Job

28, of Scottsdale, AZ

On September 24, 2009, America lost an incredibly inspirational young man. Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Ryan Job conducted multiple combat and shaping operations leading the way to the “awakening of Al Anbar”. On August 2, 2006, while providing overwatch security for Iraqi and coalition forces, he was struck in the face by an enemy sniper, blinding him permanently and forcing him to medically retire from the Navy. As part of ongoing treatments for these wounds, he underwent multiple surgeries to repair the damage. It was during recovery from his most recent surgery that Job passed away unexpectedly. He was assigned to a West Coast based SEAL team.

Fallen Heroes of the U.S. Navy SEALs
September 11, 2001 to Present

In the days, months, and years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Navy SEALs have been called upon more so than ever to employ their unique set of skills in accomplishing our nation’s most dangerous and covert operations. The photographs and stories in this room honor those SEALs who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the war on terror, and are displayed in chronological order of their sacrifice, from left to right. Similar displays can be found on the quarterdecks of the U.S. Navy and Naval Special Warfare Commands.

Memorial Provided by the U.S. Navy, Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL.