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.
1/23/2017 01:23:33 pm
Ryan, I am so PROUD of you!!!!!!
1/23/2017 02:21:42 pm
Ryan, you are inspiring to all of us in EC. I am very proud of you!
1/23/2017 03:14:54 pm
Congratulations Ryan! I am very proud of you. Thank you for your service. You are a great representation of Edmonson County!
1/23/2017 03:22:29 pm
Congratulations on all your accomplishments!
1/23/2017 05:47:39 pm
Congratulations Ryan. Your Mom sure is proud of you! Everyone at the Medical Center is proud of you too!!
Gwen and Neal Lindsey
1/24/2017 04:08:48 pm
Congratulations to Ryan Smith from your adopted grandparents! We will always remember the time you spent with us and we are so proud of you and what you have accomplished. We love you. Best wishes to the proud parents.
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