PETER A ZANCA
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HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 62 OF THE WALL

PETER ALLEN ZANCA

WALL NAME

PETER A ZANCA

PANEL / LINE

33E/62

DATE OF BIRTH

08/18/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SAN ANTONIO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bexar County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PETER ALLEN ZANCA
POSTED ON 4.8.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Great sadness fills our hearts today
As pipes and drums, in slow march play.
A comrade’s fallen by the way,
And now we say goodbye.

This hero to the very end
Was more than just a casual friend,
Who would a stranger’s life defend,
And now we say goodbye

But we shall cherish, all our days,
The character this life portrayed
With sacrifice so freely made,
And now we say goodbye.

The hand salute, o’er Stars and Stripes,
And distant skirl of highland pipes,
Bid last farewell with hero’s rights,
And now we say goodbye.

While here on Earth, you gave your best.
Now in the Master’s arms you rest.
T’is by your memory we are blessed.
And now we say goodbye.
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POSTED ON 3.18.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Peter Zanca, Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander with the 1st Cavalry. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Lent. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.29.2021
POSTED BY: Donald Mckenney

Remembering Lt. Zanca

I was in 2nd Platoon and Lt. Zanca was our commanding Officer. He was not like other Officers he thought of his men as we were all equal. He was funny and very proud he was a dad and a married man from the great state of Texas.
I was approximately 30 feet from where he was as we were leaving LZ Leslie. He had sit down for a minute and mortar’s began coming in. One hit just to his left side and he was wearing a flax vest without a collar that day and passed from his wounds.
You were a great Officer and think about you and your family often. RIP Sir!
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POSTED ON 9.19.2015
POSTED BY: Pat Cundiff Prillaman

Remembering Pete in Roanoke, VA

I only remember Pete from one year of high school (8th, I guess) at William Fleming High School in Roanoke, VA, in either 1954 or 1955. I remember how nice and cute I thought he was with his almost white, curly hair. I remember him riding the Williamson Road bus (no school buses back then). I can't believe I still remembered his name, but guess because it was so unusual. I'm not sure how I thought he had been killed in Vietnam, maybe there was an article in our local paper back then. Anyway, rest in peace, Pete.
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POSTED ON 12.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Peter Allen Zanca, 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
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