Fellow Squad Member
Our squad was on a short recon patrol, just outside of the platoon's perimeter in the southern end of the Suai Ca Valley, when it was ambushed by an estimated platoon sized force of NVA. We lost our RTO and grenadier, wounded in the first grenade blasts and automatic weapon's fire. Then we lost our point man to other injuries. Two new guys to the platoon managed to escape the ambush kill zone. What I remember most about Dennis that day is that he provided covering fire from the kill zone for the rest of us during the firefight. He was in the open, with no cover. He was hit in the forehead by either an enemy bullet or a grenade fragment. He died fighting. Dennis was our friend we think of him each day.
Monday, July 24, 2000
For a complete recap of this incident: Members only may see the Tribute by SGT Lee Wilkerson posted in the Uploaded Documents section of this Profile (Page Admin)
Dennis, Son, and Brother Posted for:
DENNIS LEROY ZIEBARTH
: Accompanying photo copied below We Love and Miss you!
Mom,Jerry and Ed Posted by: Joan.Jette
Relationship: He is my son
Thursday, November 8, 2001