SPC Ryan J. McDermot 26, of Hampton, died suddenly 21 Dec 13 at Fort Hood, TX. He was born in Portsmouth, 5 Feb 87 a son of Jeffrey and Donna (Carpenter) McDermot of Hampton. Ryan was raised in Hampton where he was graduated from Winnacunnet High School with the Class of 2005. He enlisted in the United States Army in 2010, where he proudly served honorably for the next 3 and half years in Charlie Company 2nd Battalion 227th Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, TX. During this time he bravely served one tour in Afghanistan. Ryan was an avid Patriot and Red sox fan who enjoyed snowboarding and the outdoors. He was also an accomplished scuba diver, who was very proud to serve our county. Most of all Ryan loved spending time with his family and friends, where he always had this uncanny way with words and one liners that would leave you in tears from laughing. Ryan’s passion for life, and to be the best solider he could be, was what he strived for.