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Paul W Zanowick II

Miamisburg, Ohio

June 3, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Marine Cpl

3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Twentynine Palms, California

 Killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

From Debbie 07/2911:

Cpl Paul W. Zanowick II was a wonderful Daddy and Husband and to me the greatest Son-in-law a Mother could ask for. Paul stood out in front of a small TN wedding Chapel Oct 4 2008, never met the man before that day. I told Paul that my daughter, RyanLynn (whom he met during training in the Marine Corp Camp LeJeune NC) did not come cheap and so he was going to have to buy her from me if he was absolutely sure that he wanted to have her as his wife for the rest of his life. Paul agreed and paid me $0.25 (the going rate for PIA as her Grandfather called her "Pain in the A") Every time Paul would call me he would always tell me somewhere in our long conversations that he would have paid twice what I was charging! He had such a way about him, he always made people smile! 

From Sign On San Diego signonsandiego.com 06/07/11:

Twentynine Palms Marine killed in Afghanistan
Cpl. Paul W. Zanowick II served with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment

By Gretel C. Kovach, Reporter - Military

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 9:31 a.m.
A Twentynine Palms Marine was killed in action in Afghanistan, the Corps announced. Cpl. Paul W. Zanowick II, 23, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died June 3 in Helmand province, a stronghold of the Taliban insurgency.

The anti-tank missile-man with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment was serving his second deployment since he enlisted on Jan. 22, 2008. The battalion is part of the 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force - headquartered at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County.

In April when Zanowick announced on his Facebook page that he was on his way back to Afghanistan, his wife, RyanLynn, replied that she missed him already like crazy. "You are our hero!" she wrote. "I love you with all of my heart!"

Zanowick's personal service awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Governor and First Lady Honor Cpl. Paul W. Zanowick II
6-7-2011

SACRAMENTO – On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Cpl. Paul W. Zanowick II, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol. Cpl. Zanowick’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.
Ohio Marine, 23, killed in combat in Afghanistan
The Associated Press

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — The Defense Department says a Marine from southwest Ohio has died in combat in Afghanistan.

The military says 23-year-old Cpl. Paul Zanowick II, of Miamisburg, died June 3. The Dayton Daily News quotes Marine Inspector Instructor 1st Sgt. Harry Kindrick as saying Zanowick was killed in combat in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.

The military says Zanowick enlisted in the Marines in January 2008 and was on his second deployment. He served as an anti-tank missile man. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Zanowick is survived by a wife and son in Twentynine Palms, and parents and a sister in Miamisburg.

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