Knight of the Month – July 2021


Paul Ryan

Answering the call to service appears to be at the heart of Paul’s life. He served 26 1/2 years in the Marine Corps following his graduation from the Naval Academy in 1989, as a pilot and infantry officer and retiring as a Colonel. He joined the KC’s in 2011 in Brandywine, Md., and also took his major degrees that year. Paul and his family came to north Texas when he went to work for Bell Textron as a pilot and transferred into 8157 in November 2018 from Council 7736 in Mansfield. He recently joined our retention committee and has pitched in on Knight Hands missions and helped out at the Valley Ridge concession stand. “I like the whole charitable aspect” of the KC’s,” he said. Paul and wife Colleen have been married for almost 17 years and have two children, Justin (16) and Maura (14). They’ve lived in Cedar Hill for about five and a half years.