I have some army gear from WW1 that I found in my grandfather's garage with the last name RYEN stamped in it. I am not sure who it belonged to. It was basically a soldiers kit, with gauze, the boot covers, a postcard, etc. Please let me know if you think this may be part of your family and if you would like me to send it to you.
My grandfather is a Saunders from Delaware county, Iowa. He is not sure where it came from. Let me know if you are interested.