• Zach Wobler
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  • Zachary Ryan Wobler
  • From Ottawa,Ohio
  • Born 5.9.1980
  • Father of daughter Trinity
  • Graduated Ottawa-Glandorf High School 1998
  • Ohio National Guard 1998
  • Entered service 1999-2000
  • 325 AIR October 2000
  • Originally with Company A
  • Paratrooper of the Year 2002
  • Award Bronze Star (posthumous)
  • KIA Mosul,Iraq - February 6, 2005
  • My Fellow American
    I am a United States Army Ranger. I am 23 years old, I look 32, and feel like I am 50. On a daily basis I put my body through hell, so when needed I can move further, faster, and fight harder, for you. I do not choose my battlefields. I do, however, choose my citizenship. I am a patriot. I bleed red, white, and blue, for you. I have a three year old daughter. I've missed 2/3 of her life. Everyday I think of my friends that have died and I fight back tears. I carry a set of dog tags in my pocket, lest I forget. I spend my holiday season staring at a six inch fiberoptic Christmas tree that my Mother sent me. I pray for forgiveness. I've done things that I'm not proud of, but I'm not ashamed of them either, because I did them for you. I prefer the road less traveled. I don't do what I do for personal recognition, glory, pity, or money. I do it for you, my fellow Americans. And now I ask one thing of you. Stand behind us. If you choose to degrade my Commander-in-Chief for his decisions, try living in one of the nations of the oppressed. Our nation is a strong, proud nation capable of defeating any enemy. But to do it, we must all, civilians and soldiers, stand behind each other. Visit Arlington National Cemetary, those are my brothers in arms, my friends, and OUR fellow Americans.

    Written by Zach Wobler February 7, 2004