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PFC Ronald Walter Zydel
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1948
Buffalo
Erie County
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.



 
 
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 Parents:
  Leonard J. Zydel (1920 - 1996)
  Eleanor B. Plawinska Zydel (1922 - 2011)
 
Burial:
Saint Adalberts Roman Catholic Cemetery
Cheektowaga
Erie County
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
PFC Ronald Walter Zydel
Added by: Denis McDonough
 
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