Sean Ryan
Rank Corporal
Affiliations United States Army 29th Infantry Division
Birth Unknown
Death June 6, 1944, Omaha Beach, France.
Weapon Unknown

Corporal Sean Ryan was a minor character in Saving Private Ryan. He was the second oldest brother of Mrs. Margaret Ryan.


He was born in Payton, Iowa to Mrs. Margaret Ryan. He had one older brother named Daniel and two younger brothers named Peter and James.

He eventually graduated from college along with Daniel and lived near his hometown so he could visit and play basketball with his brothers. One time, while visiting with Daniel, he got his two younger brothers to spy with him on Daniel who was preparing to make love with his girlfriend, Alice Jardine. Just as he was stripping her bra off, Sean yelled "Danny, do not do it. You are a young man!" This startled Alice who had her shirt over her eyes and knocked herself out by running into a wall. Angry, Daniel grabbed a shovel and tried hitting Sean with it. Sean yelled, "What are you trying to hit me for? I just did you a favor" which made Daniel more angry, causing him to throw the shovel at Sean, but missed and hit a kerosene lantern which nearly set the barn on fire.

Daniel would later head off to basic training on the next day and later Sean and his younger brothers would join. They are all assigned to Able Company, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment in the 29th Infantry Division. However, after all of the Sullivan brothers died on the Juneau, a law was passed in the army that no two brothers should stay in the same unit so Sean's brothers are all assigned to different units.

He would participate in the Invasion of Normandy set on June 6,1944. He landed in the first wave on Omaha Beach. He was eventually killed while trying to get off the beach.

His corpse was seen during the end of the Omaha Beach landings.

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