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LTC Robert James Zangas

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LTC Robert James Zangas

U.S. Marine Reserve officer, later a civilian contractor, killed in Iraq. Following in his father's footsteps, Robert Zangas joined the Marines after college. He kept journals from the time he attended school in Iran in the 1970s and also kept a Website blog from his latest mission in Iraq. He served nine months as a Marine Reserve lieutenant colonel with the 4th Civil Affairs Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After three months stateside, he returned as a civilian to assist the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) by training Iraqi women in journalism and public relations skills. On March 9, 2004, he was murdered in an ambush along with Fern Holland and Holland's Iraqi interpreter and assistant, Salma Oumashi, while returning to base from a women's center in Karbala. Zangas leaves behind his wife, Brenda, and three children, ages 10, 5, and 3.


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LT COL US MARINE CORPS
Persian Gulf
Loving Father Of Three
Hero Humanitarian Patriot


  • Created by: Jeffrey Green
  • Added: 24 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9512895
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Robert James Zangas (3 Jan 1960–9 Mar 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9512895, citing Butler County Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jeffrey Green (contributor 46616007) .