|James Frederick Ryan|
|Rank||Private First Class|
|Affiliations||United States Army 101st Airborne Division, 506th PIR|
|Birth||1917 (based on actor's age)|
This trooper was thought to be the Private Ryan who Captain Miller and his men were looking for, until he passed comment that his brothers were still in grammar school due to being confused as how they could have been killed in action despite being too young to serve.
He was still upset even after fixing the confusion to which Captain Hamill tried to calm him down. Whether he was trying to escape the war and go home or simply coming to terms with the false alarm, or a combination of both, is unknown.