North Carolina Air National Guard Major
LODD: July 1, 2012

Major Ryan Scott David, 35, was killed in action when his C-130 (MAFFS 7) crashed on July 1, 2012, while fighting the White Draw Fire near Edgemont, South Dakota.

A member of the North Carolina Air National Guard 145th Airlift Wing in Charlotte, Major David had served over ten years active duty in the US Air Force, deploying multiple times to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. He was an experienced, highly decorated navigator. Major David served as an instructor navigator and worked in tactics. His awards included both the Navy and the Air Force Commendation Medals, four Air Medals for meritorious aerial achievements flying over 80 combat sorties, and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

Major David is survived by his wife, Jenny, and their son.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage held on the David family’s home.