Ryan Manion is the surviving sister of Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed in Iraq on April 29, 2007. She serves as the president of the Travis Manion Foundation, which empowers veterans and families of the fallen to develop character in future generations. Ryan lives in Doylestown, PA -- where TMF is headquartered -- with her husband Dave and three children: Maggie, Honor, and Travis.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
It’s been nine years since my only brother, Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion, was killed during a combat operation in Iraq. The day that our family received that knock on the door, our lives were forever changed. Would we let this tragic event define us? Who would we become without Travis?