|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1948|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1968|
Tay Ninh, Vietnam
Son of Leonard J. and Eleanor Zydel. Brother of Sandra L. Herberger, Kenneth (Francine) Zydel.
On September 17, 1968, at 0202 hours, Company B reported that they were receiving mortar, RPG and small arms fire from the north and east. At 0220 hours, Company B reported that it was receiving a heavy ground attack. At 0325 hours, RPG and automatic weapons fire was still being received. At 0422 hours, Company B reported that enemy contact had ceased. Air strikes were being employed in the area. At 0435 hours, Company B requested a dust-off.
At 0452 hours, another enemy ground assault was launched against the perimeter. Enemy mortar fire was also received. The assault was short lived. At 0516 hours, dust-offs were again requested. By 0640 hours, the dust-offs were completed. Two Bobcats from Company B were killed in the contact and fourteen were wounded.
Ronald Walter Zydel
Private First Class
B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
VIRTUAL WALL LOCATION
Panel 43W Line 024 ...
www.virtualwall.org/dz/ZydelRW01a.htm - Cached
A big "Thank You!" to contributor Denis McDonough for additional information on this memorial.
Also, a big "Thank You" to Paula for sponsoring Ronald - a person who so deserves recognition.
Leonard Jessie Zydel (1920 - 1996)
Eleanor Barbara Plawinska Zydel (1922 - 2011)
Saint Adalberts Roman Catholic Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Sec. E Lot 5 Lot 18 Grave 2
Created by: Ramm
Record added: Mar 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18521687
Added: Apr. 30, 2016
Thank you for your service to our country. May God bless you and all of your family with his love and grace. And may you rest in soothing, gentle peace. Amen.|
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