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SPC ZACHARY RYAN CLOUSER

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: DOVER, PA
  • Date of Birth:
  • Date of Death: 07-18-2007
  • Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Unit: COMPANY A, 1ST BATTALION, 26TH INFANTRY
  • Port/Base: SCHWEINFURT, GERMANY

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  • He was always dedicated to mission accomplishment and displayed unwavering courage and commitment to his fellow Soldiers, Leaders, and the United States Army.

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    Spc Zachary R. Clouser U.S. Army

    Hometown: Dover Pennsylvania

    Zachary Ryan Clouser graduated from Dover Area High School in 2005. He joined the Army soon after graduating. He came back to visit the school while on leave in the spring. Zach was very athletic growing up and in high school, he loved baseball, basketball, football, bowling and precision archery and was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a member of several local car clubs. planned to learn more about computers or criminology after his enlistment ended.

    Zachary enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 27, 2005. He completed One Station Unit Training as an 11B Infantryman assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry at Ft. Benning, Georgia. On February 1, 2006, he was assigned to 1st Platoon, "Apache" Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry "Blue Spaders" in Schweinfurt, Germany as a M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Driver. SPC Clouser deployed August 6, 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. He participated in numerous combat patrols in Northeast Baghdad and Adhamiyah, Iraqi in support of Operation Together Forward II and the Baghdad Security Plan, where he served as both his platoon Sergeant's M1151 Up-Armor HMMWV Machine Gunner and M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner. SPC Clouser was a integral part of 1st Platoon "Death Dealers". He was always dedicated to mission accomplishment and displayed unwavering courage and commitment to his fellow Soldiers, Leaders, and the United States Army.

    Army Spc. Zachary R. Clouser Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom assigned to the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; died July 18, 2007 in Adhamiyah, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked by enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire.

    Let the memory of Zachary R. Clouser be with us forever..... .. “Duty, Honor, Country”

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