Ryane G. Clark

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: New London, MN

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Specialist

Spc. Ryane G. Clark enlisted in the National Guard in 2008. He studied law enforcement in college and graduated in May 2009. He was called to active duty with the US Army later that year and deployed to Afghanistan in December 2009. While serving with the 57th Sapper Company, 27th Combat Engineering Battalion, Clark was killed after an RPG struck his vehicle in Shekhabad, Afghanistan.

Clark was goal and service oriented. “He loved to help others. He’d explain things to them and help them progress”, remembers his father, Rick Clark. He made Eagle Scout at age 15, and Assistant Scoutmaster age 16. He was a Boy Scout zipline instructor, a top wrestler at New London-Spicer High School, and an usher and trustee at his church.

The Soldiers would say, “Ryane had a hundred-mile smile,” remembers Clark’s mother Tracy Clark. He could always find something good out of a troubled situation. He would have made an excellent military leader. Ryane was loved by his sister Aleah, nephews, Conner and Wyatt, and parents Rick and Tracy.

Age: 22

Date of Death: October 04, 2010

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