Friday, November 6, 2009

Congratulations, SPC Ryan

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The Army Commendation Medal is a United States military award which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service , for valorous actions in direct contact with an enemy force, but of a lesser degree than required for the award of the Bronze Star.

DESCRIPTION AND SYMBOLISM
Obverse
In the center of a bronze hexagon one and three-eighths inches wide, an eagle with horizontally displayed wings and bearing on its breast a shield paly of thirteen pieces and a chief. In its talons the eagle hold three arrows. The shape of the medal was designed to distinguish the Commendation Medal from all other Army decorations. The eagle is from the Seal of the Department of Defense, and the shield is taken from the Great Seal of the United States.
Reverse
In the center of the bronze hexagon there is a plaque for engraving the recipient's name. Above the plaque, in two lines, the inscription in raised letters, FOR MILITARY, and below the plaque, MERIT. Below the word MERIT, and in the bottom point of the medal, there is a spray of laurel, representing achievement.


RIBBON
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The ribbon to the Army Commendation Medal consists of a field of Myrtle Green with five white stripes in the center and white stripes on each edge of the ribbon.

SPC Ryan has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

**clapping of many hands**

and a sincere Thank You, Son.

Prays never ceasing, rising up to heaven for all the members of Fort Hood, Home of the 1st Cavalry.  My heart breaks for those who lost their beloveds yesterday.  Know that you left this world as heroes preparing to defend our freedoms. 

 

27 comments:

Renee said...

Deborah I pray for Ryan every morning and every evening.

Ryan you are making your parents proud.

Be safe.

Love Renee xoxo

Ces said...

I am filled with goosebumps. I am so proud! I am so proud! I love that young man! I really do, like an aunt of course! Oh Deborah, I am so happy for you!

Ryan Ryan Ryan, I am so proud of you!
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!

Ces said...

Not filled, I mean covered with goosebumps. Right now I am filled with carbs. Ugh!

yoborobo said...

Dear Ryan,

Be safe and know that I appreciate your service so much.

Your mom is busting at the seams. :)

Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

So proud, and fond memories too as I saw that ribbon on my Dad's uniform!!!!
(saluting SPC Ryan!!!!)
And Mom too.... :)

XXOO!!!
Anne

Javajune said...

Congrats and many, many thank you's to Ryan. Be safe always. I was so sad to hear about the news in Texas yesterday. It's hard to understand. Wish I could see your proud face smiling!
xo-jj

Angie Muresan said...

You must be so proud Deborah! Congratulations Ryan!

Manon Doyle said...

I am so proud for Ryan and you!! Clapping of my hands girlfriend! I pray for Ryan everyday!!

manon
xoxo

Renee said...

Darling Deborah of course you get the cabin, my mistake, I want the one on the other side of you.

love Renee xoxox

Cori G. said...

Such a happy day and sad day all mixed into one!!! Congratulations to your darling SPC Ryan and could you send him a special kiss from me for all his bravery and a beautiful heart to serve. You must be so SO so proud of him Darling Deb. Your boy who grew into such a heroic man.

big hugs to both him and you!!!!

xoxo Cori

Lost Aussie said...

Congratulations to Ryan and hugs for his proud Mom!

Carolyn said...

Whoot Whoot !! Aten - shun !! ;o)
Oh happy day !!
Many congratulations SPC Ryan !! Something to make your mom even more proud than what she is !!
He must be very proud - and feel honoured by this medal - not to mention you too sweet Deborah ! Clapping my hands too !!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Deborah!!! what a wonderful day!!! I am so thrilled that your son got this award...what a proud Mom you must be!!! He is a wonderful hero to many!!!

Hugssssssssss
Diana

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How proud we all are of your Ryan. Thank you for sharing this hero with us all!

Hugs, Carrie

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

The depth of what your son does for his country - for me, for you, for everyone near and far just can't compute into my mind. It is so huge and so unreal that is leaves me speechless. There is no way to properly thank him and others like him. Just none.

He is a blessing, Congratulations Ryan!!

Miss D, you get a HUGE award as well, for raising such a son, and for bringing him into this world, to do such goodness and greatness...

LOVE you, V

Ariadone said...

Hello Deborah, We are shocked over here about the shooting in Fort Hood. For Ryan and you, his family, it is very impressive that Ryan is honoured in this way. The soldiers of all nations are terribly under attack in Irak and Afghanistan. I pray for all families.

Sophia said...

Congratulations, Ryan! We are all so very proud of you and thankful for you, too. This is HUGE! Very proud!!! :)

kj said...

deborah, i thought i left a comment already, now i'm not sure.

yesterday i found my father's military records in a box he had protected for probably 60 years. he was so proud of serving. he had even kept a two inch block of wood that only had a number on it. it somehow meant something very important to him. this is how i imagine your son will feel when he is an old man. pride. it's a pretty good wind for anybody's sails.

xoxo

LDWatkins said...

Oh, congratulations! And thank you again for protecting our great country! A young Marine just out of boot camp came forward in church Sunday and will be going over first part of December. I just stood there and cried and thought of your young man. God Bless!

Javajune said...

Thanks for your comments sweet Deb
The project is a combo of my photography and my scribblings in a coffee table book. I'll let you know when it's finished and gone to press. Hope your weekend was wonderful. The weather was gorgeous here!!!!
xo-jj

Renee said...

Deborah I had to come and talk to you this morning. It was the weirdest thing. I dreamt of Ryan all night.

It was so weird because it wasn't like a dream, it was like I was beside him physically all night long. We were walking, but rarely talking. It was just like I was with him.

Isn't that weird?

Love Renee xoxo

Kelly Lish said...

So glad to be following your lovely blog-You seem like such a sweet woman. I see your comments on Renees blog, and I think she is lucky to have you. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Ces said...

Hello my love, I hope you feel better soon! Tsup!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Sir Ryan...You do us proud!

Carry on.

Renee said...

How are you feeling today dear friend. How is your headache?

Love Renee xoxo

Ces said...

Good morning my Desert Queen! I hope your day is bright and sunny! Tsup!

Javajune said...

Just wondering how your week is going? I see by Renee's comment above you've had a headache- hope it's better! Take care...
xo-jj