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RONALD PAUL ZENGA


is honored on Panel 35W, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SGT Ronald P. Zenga

    Posted on 1/13/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On January 3, 1969, a U.S. Air Force helicopter UH-1F (tail number 63-13164) operating from Ban Me Thuot was making its second attempt to extract a Special Forces patrol in Cambodia. As they came to a hover above the trees, enemy fire struck the fuel cells setting the aircraft on fire. They were able to accelerate the aircraft and attempted a landing in a small jungle clearing but the engine failed just short of the clearing and the helicopter crashed into the trees. The crew chief, SGT Ronald P. Zenga, was pinned under the aircraft and died in the ensuing fire. [Taken from wikipedia.org and vhpa.org]
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/3/16 - by A Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Sgt. Zenga for your exemplary courage under fire.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/3/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Sgt. Zenga for your skill and courage.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 1/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear American Hero,

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice that you 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. And please know that men and women like you have stepped forward to defend our country yet again, showing the same love for country and their fellow Americans that you did- you would be proud.

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

    Curt Carter (son of Sgt Ardon William Carter, 101st Airborne, February 4, 1966, South Vietnam)

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/10/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Ronald is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford,MA. SS DFC ARCOM PH
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