24226-1962 memorial-photo

Ronny J. Sayers- Was born in Clearfield, PA in 1939.  After graduating from high school he received a Congressional appointment to the US Military Academy in West Point, NY.  Graduating in June 1962, Joe became an Airborne, Ranger Infantryman.  Initially assigned to the 101st Airborne Division as an Infantry Platoon Leader Joe was a natural leader of men. Ultimately he became a jumpmaster and earned the Senior Parachutist badge. In 1964 Joe transferred to the Chemical Branch where he was chosen to lead several classified programs.  By 1967, Joe realized his true calling and the Army sent him to Medical School at the University of Louisville.  Graduating in 1970 he did his internship and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Follow this tour of duty he became the Chief of Pathology at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft Gordon, GA.  He finished his military career in this position.  Retiring in 1982 as a Colonel. Joe spent the vast majority of his life treating the sick.  His driving desire to take care of the individual soldiers and their families  reflects great honor on him as a man, a soldier and a Doctor.