SSgt Eric Ryan Turner
Eric's nickname is "Manny".
SSgt Eric Ryan Turner was born November 3, 1984 in McKean Pennsylvania, and ended his life September 25, 2009 at the young age of 24.
Eric was a General McLane High School graduate, class of 2003.
In November 2004 Eric joined the United States Air Force Reserves and served proudly as a fire-fighter stationed at Youngstown–Warren Air Reserve Station, Ohio. He was deployed for Operation Iraq in January 2009.
Upon his return home Eric said, "You all stayed the same, but I changed". Eric was a devoted soldier and was liked by all.
Eric was also a volunteer fire-fighter at the McKean Hose Company. He brought them home a flag that was flown at the base in Kirkuk, Iraq.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and riding his ATV. Eric especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His favourite meal was his mom's, Helen, enchiladas!