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is honored on Panel 37E, Line 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • For his family

    Posted on 7/1/18 - by Mary DeWitt
    PFC Zayas #2386129
    MOS:0311 Rifleman.

    Saul was born in Coamo,Puerto Rico. When his parents separated and his father moved to Detroit,Saul left Coamo to live with his father while is brother remained behind in Puerto Rico with their mother.

    Saul enlisted in the Marines on July 6, 1967, at the
    Detroit Recruiting Office. At the time, he was 18 years,3
    months and 12 days old. Arriving in Vietnam on December 31, 1967, Saul was assigned to Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment,1st Marine Division.

    While on patrol, a booby-trapped explosive was tripped and Saul died as a result of several fragmentation wounds to the body. Saul had served his country for 6 months and 18 days, and was KIA #21,348. He had been in Vietnam 1 month and 3 days. Saul was 18 years,10 months and 10 days

    Saul was survived by his father, Juan Zayas Sr., of 6181
    Toledo, Detroit MI, his mother, Arcedia Zayas, and his brother, Juan Zayas Jr., of Bo Los Llanos, Coamo, Puerto Rico.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/3/15 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Saul Zayas, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/7/10 - by Robert Sage
    Saul is buried at Municipal Cemetery in Coamo, PR. PH
  • One Name At a Time

    Posted on 11/10/07 - by John R. Lazarczyk
    In commemoration of the 25th anniversity of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., all of the 58,256 names on The Wall were read over a four day period. At approximately 9:20 pm on November 8, 2007 I had the honor of calling the name of Saul Zayas. It was a privilege to help keep his memory alive.
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