2nd Lt. Zinn, F Co., 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division was KIA 27 September, 1944 near Grafwegen, Netherlands. While on patrol on that date Zinn's patrol was hit by German machine gun fire. Zinn and his Sergeant were killed instantly.
Buried near the farmhouse where they fell, Zinn was later reinterred at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland. Zinn was from Russell, Kentucky.