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Screen Shot 2017-09-26 at 14.42.38Marine Corporal Marc Ryan

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (SEPTEMBER 26, 2017)--The Gloucester Mustangs would like to extend an invitation to the entire community to be a part of the "Marc Ryan Field" Dedication at 6:30 pm this Friday night, September 29th,  at the Billy Flynn Complex on Johnson Blvd.

On Friday evening, the Mustangs will welcome all of the City's youth athletes onto the field for the dedication. This invitation is open to all kids, in their uniforms.

Lt Colonel Keith Pierce of the United States Marine Corp will be a big part of this presentation, as well as Mayor and Council, Gloucester City Police and Fire Departments and the Gloucester City Lions Football team.

The Mustangs want to show the Ryan family what Marc's ultimate sacrifice means to the  community and is urging eveyone to attend..

Following the ceremony, the Gloucester Mustang Senior team will play the Fighting Irish of St Petes.

Corporal Marc T. Ryan,of Gloucester City died suddenly on November 15, 2004 at the age of 25. A dedicated Marine Corp Corporal he gave his life for his country in Ramadi, Iraq. He was killed by a roadside bomb. He belonged to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA. 

He is the son of former United States Marine Thomas E. Ryan and Linda (nee Sharp). He was the brother of Christopher D. Ryan and his wife Khara of Gloucester City and Lauren D. Ryan of Haddon Heights.  Marc was born, raised in Gloucester City and was a 1998 graduate of Gloucester City Jr./Sr. High School, where he was captain of the Gloucester City High School Football Team, 1997 All South Jersey Football Player, All Tri-County, All Group 2 First Team and received the Larry Pusey Award from Gloucester City High School for Courage. 

Marc was a weapons specialist for the United States Marine Corps and served our country with pride, honor and courage. He is a hero to all and fought for the freedom of those less fortunate.  (source here)

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