RAMON ELMO BRYAN, 72, born Aug. 29, 1924,
was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence N. Bryan of Ranger,
TX where Mr. Bryan worked for the U.S. Post Office.
He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1942.
During WWII, Ramon served in the U.S. Army Air
Corps, entering the service on November 1, 1942.
He went to Bombardier Training School at Big
Spring, then later to Sheppard Field at Wichita
Falls and to Chattanooga, Tennessee and Selma,
Alabama. He served overseas in Hawaii, Okinawa
and Japan. He was awarded AT, Victory, AP Ribbons
and GCM and re-enlisted for three years. Before
going into the service he was employed by the
Traders Grocery Company in Ranger. Later, Ramon
operated the Porkey Pig Drive Inn, the most popular
spot in Ranger. Ramon and his wife, Beverly Bryan
had one son, Darren Bryan.
His brothers were Buford Bryan (RHS-1942) and Herman
Bryan (RHS-1939), also served in the Navy in WWII
and his brother, Eual Bryan (RHS-1934) served in
the Army. A sister, Vera Bryan, was in the RHS
Class of 1936. He died April 25, 1997, and is
buried along with his parents and brothers at
Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Beverly and her son
Darren Bryan (RHS-1995) live in Fort Worth.