Sgt (Ret’d) Ryan Flavelle was born in Boulder, Colorado. He enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 2001. In 2008 he deployed to Afghanistan as a digitization specialist attached to B Company, Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
He published a book entitled The Patrol (2011) about his experiences. He was promoted to sergeant in 2012, and subsequently retired from the military.
Interview with Sgt (Ret’d) Ryan Flavelle
Sgt (Ret’d) Ryan Flavelle, 2PPCLI, Afghanistan 2008. Interviewed 28 July 2016