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John D. Ryan

AKA John Dale Ryan

Born: 10-Dec-1915
Birthplace: Cherokee, IA
Died: 27-Oct-1983
Location of death: San Antonio, TX [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: USAF Chief of Staff, 1969-73

Military service: USAF (1938-73, Gen.)

[1] Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX.

Wife: Jo Carolyn Guidera (d. 2005, two sons, one daughter)
Son: John D. Ryan, Jr. (d. 1970 fighter accident)
Michael E. Ryan
Daughter: Patricia Jo Ryan

    University: Cherokee Junior College (1934)
    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1938)

    US Air Force Chief of Staff (1969-73)
    US Defense Department Vice Chief of Staff, USAF (1968-69)
    US Defense Department Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Air Forces (1967-68)
    US Defense Department Commander, Strategic Air Command (1964-67)
    US Defense Department Inspector General, USAF (1963-64)
    Air Medal
    Army Distinguished Service Medal
    Croix de Guerre
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Legion of Merit
    Purple Heart

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