RONALD L ELZA
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 93 OF THE WALL

RONALD LEE ELZA

WALL NAME

RONALD L ELZA

PANEL / LINE

21E/93

DATE OF BIRTH

05/27/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/12/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DOWNERS GROVE

COUNTY OF RECORD

DuPage County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD LEE ELZA
POSTED ON 10.5.2021
POSTED BY: Corky smith

Recon 29

On June 6, 67, I was the Team Leader (Sgt E-5) of the 7 man patrol that was doing a recon for the 1st Bn 2nd Inf that had been inserted the previous day after Recon secured the LZ. We left the perimeter and
had been patrolling for about
2 hours. We crossed a small stream and went a little further and decided to take a break for a snack. We set up in an inverted u. Ron had the machine gun. Out of nowhere came a single
round. I looked to my left and Ron was slumped over. Everyone was looking for the sniper.. My RTO contacted Battalion and informed them we had contact with a sniper and one KIA. I should have removed Ron’s shirt to see the entrance and exit wound and I would of had a better idea where the sniper was. We thought he was in the trees and light it up. Tex Downs and a couple of others help carry Ron back to the perimeter. We later found out there was a NVA base camp where we were at with a tunnel system. [email protected]
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POSTED ON 5.27.2020
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

Without people like you our great nation would not exist. Rest in peace PFC. Elza, I salute your brave soule.
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POSTED ON 8.6.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Ronald Elza,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.12.2017
POSTED BY: John Deloge

always remember

Ron: we were together every day of our training and our tour in Recon except for that fateful day. I will always remeber you and always pray for you.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Scott Elza

Brother

June 12th will mark the 50th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget your bravery and the brother you were. Mom got reunited with you a little over three years ago, I trust you brushed up on your rummy game before she got there.

We will always love you Ron,

Your brother, Scott.
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