Raymond “Ryan” Smith ‘12 is a Sergeant with the Nebraska Army National Guard as a Black Hawk Helicopter Specialist. Ryan was deployed to Afghanistan in 2016-17, and he and his crew participated in the Hurricane Harvey Relief in Texas in August/September 2017. Ryan was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame on February 11, 2018 for his service in Afghanistan and Texas hurricane. Ryan and his crew were credited with saving over 40 lives in the hurricane. Thank you Ryan for your service and dedication to our country! May our good Lord continue to guard, guide, protect and bless you in all that you do!