Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Michael S Zyla

Elgin, Oregon

December 13, 2005

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
32 Army SSG

Army's 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team

Fort Riley, Kansas

 Killed inTaji, Iraq, where they were conducting combat operations when an improvised explosive device detonated near their HMMWV.

From SSG Paul Zyla 03/06/07:

I HOPE THIS GETS TO THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL S ZYLA,
MY NAME IS PAUL E ZYLA I WAS A STAFF SGT. IN THE AIR FORCE SERVING ON GUAM WORKING ON THE AIR EVACUATION C141S BRINGING THE WOUNDED BACK FROM VIET NAM 1969- 1970. MY FATHER PAUL P ZYLA SERVED WITH THE 3RD ARMY 13TH ARMORED DIVISION UNDER GENERAL GEORGE PATTON 1944- 1945 . I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY FATHER GOD BLESS HIS SOUL AND I AM FROM JOLIET ILLINOIS. TAKE COMFORT THAT YOUR SON AND ALL OF OUR FALLEN COMRADS ARE IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD.MAY GOD BLESS AND COMFORT YOU ALWAYS.
SSGT. PAUL E. ZYLA

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