Our History

DOCUMENT- RYAN DRESS BLUES JPG- 4.12.11Our son, Sgt. Ryan Matthew Robinson served in the United States Marine Corps for six years with the 2nd Battalion, 14th Marines, H/Q Battery. He was stationed at the Fort Worth NAS/JRB and had been deployed to Iraq in 2005-2006.

Before returning home, Ryan received a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device that resulted in severe seizures once his deployment was complete. Ryan passed away on September 1st, 2008 as a result of injuries received while in combat serving in Iraq in 2006. He was only 29 years old; Ryan was a hero in Iraq, and at home; his loss devastated our family and his friends.

Ryan loved the Marine Corps Ball and was deeply concerned about wounded Marines that were unable to attend due to their injuries. He said to me, “Dad, wouldn’t it be great if there was an organization that could get these wounded Marines to the Ball. An all-expenses-paid night out of the hospital or their homes with fitted dress blues, an escort, and a limousine. It would remind them they have not been forgotten, that their sacrifice is remembered.”

And that is the beginning of Ryan’s Project. Ryan is gone now but in his memory, Ryan’s Project aims to fulfill Ryan’s vision by sponsoring the attendance for wounded North Texas Marines to the Marine Corps Ball in Dallas, Texas. We provide (as needed) transportation, tailoring of dress blues/tux, medals, spouse/date attire, the admission fee, etc.

Later as we grow, Ryan’s Project will reach out to active and veteran service members, collaborating with other veteran organizations in an effort to meet the needs of our wounded heroes. We hope to touch the lives of those wounded after sacrificing so much for their country.

Ryan believed in his country, in the Marine Corps and in our nation’s veterans, and we seek to carry on his love for all with Ryan’s Project.

- Douglas and Bonnie Robinson

Support Wounded North Texas Marines

In memory of a fallen Marine, Ryan’s Project aims to fulfill Ryan’s vision by sponsoring and coordinating the attendance of wounded North Texas Marines at the Marine Corps Ball in Dallas/Fort-Worth, Texas.

We provide the admission fee, transportation, and custom uniform tailoring for North Texas Marines. We hope to touch the lives of those wounded after sacrificing so much for their country. Support Ryan's Project either by volunteering, donating or recommending a Marine for our mission.

Sponsors
Cotton Patch Cafe Five Star Ford, North Richland Hills Dr. Daniel Dugan. DDS
Friends and Past Supporters

Ad Valorem Services Company
Carter BloodCare
City of Keller, Texas
Metroplex Marines
Toys for Tots Dallas and Washington DC
The Wells Report
Creative B Web Design
Grace After Fire
Old Town Quilts
Don Moore Illustrations
Operation Once in a Lifetime
Texas Blaze Community Newspaper
Texas Representative Vickie Truitt, District 98
Tyler Toliver, USMC
The Mission Continues
Dr. Daniel Dugan, DDS
Five Star Ford, North Richland Hills
Carol Harris, State Farm Keller, Texas

Awards

• Recognized by the City of Keller for our efforts, honored with June 19 as officially celebrated “Ryan’s Project Day”.
• Special awards and certificate of thanks presented by Toys for Tots, Washington D.C. and Dallas/Fort Worth
• Officially recognized and commended by Texas Governor Rick Perry
• Officially commended by State Representative, Vicki Truitt
• Official military charity sponsor of the 2011 HP Byron Nelson

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