Edmonson Voice Staff Report, photos courtesy of K. Smith:
Ryan M. Smith, a 2014 graduate of Edmonson County High School, who enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly after high school, was was selected to perform in 1 of 27 positions for the Presidential Escort in the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.
Straight out of boot camp, he was selected to the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard where he currently serves. He has performed Presidential ceremonies for President Barack Obama as well as many ceremonies for the Arlington National Cemetery.
Ryan was also selected to perform for the Firing Party with the Ceremonial Guard.
Ryan is the son of W. Mitchell Smith and C. Kaye Smith of Bee Spring. "We are extremely proud of Ryan's accomplishments," said his mother, Kaye.
Ryan also has an 8-month old son named Keaton Mitchell Smith.
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