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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Ronald Walter Zydel
PFC Zydel died in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam on 9/17/1968 during the Vietnam War - Ben Cui as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Gun, Small Arms Fire'. Zydel originated from Buffalo, New York .
On September 17, 1968, at 0202 hours, Company B reported that they were receiving mortar, RPG and small arms fire from the north and east. At 0220 hours, Company B reported that it was receiving a heavy ground attack. At 0325 hours, RPG and automatic weapons fire was still being received. At 0422 hours, Company B reported that enemy contact had ceased. Air strikes were being employed in the area. At 0435 hours, Company B requested a dust-off. At 0452 hours, another enemy ground assault was launched against the perimeter. Enemy mortar fire was also received. The assault was short lived. At 0516 hours, dust-offs were again requested. By 0640 hours, the dust-offs were completed. Two Bobcats from Company B were killed in the contact and fourteen were wounded.