Date of Birth: 03-17-98
Branch of Service: Army
Official Military Title: SPC, E4
Ryan Andrew Hayworth was born March 17, 1998, in Cumberland County. He joined the Army National Guard in 2016 and was actively serving as a Specialist and Knightdale Police Officer at the time of his passing. Ryan served in Kuwait during Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Ryan attended Faith Baptist Church and served as a youth leader there. He enjoyed playing the guitar, hunting, fishing, and video games. Ryan loved all sports but was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Carolina Panthers, and the Carolina Hurricanes.