SPC Ryan DeBellis, a member of the United States Army's Third Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, was deployed toward the end of July for 12 months to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

DeBellis is the son of Ron and Donna DeBellis of Tamaqua, and is the husband of Ashley Mielo DeBellis, and the father of Hunter, 16 months.

Correspondence would be appreciated. Anyone interested in sending a note or card, please contact his parents at (570) 401-9693 for his military address. He has very limited access to computers and telephones where he is located and relies mostly on "snail mail."