Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1942

Ramon Bryan 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.