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- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Army Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher
Died July 14, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
24, of Ballwin, Mo.; assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade (Combat), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died July 14 at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Spc. Jesse D. Reed, Spc. Matthew J. Johnson and Spc. Chase Stanley.
Bragg solider remembered for his patriotism
The Associated Press
When Army Sgt. Zachary M. Fisher decided to join the Army Reserve and then become a member of the active-duty military, it put his life into focus, his stepfather said.
“He said, ‘I need the discipline of the Army to be the type of person that I want to be,’” Jim Jacobs recalled.
The 24-year-old was from Ballwin, Mo., and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He died July 14 at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to Fort Bragg.
He graduated in 2004 from Marquette High School, where his history teacher remembered him as a patriotic student with an interest in how the United States developed as a country, according to a district official, Kim Cranston.
Fisher met his wife, Jessica, just before his earlier deployment to Iraq. They had been married two years.
“He wanted to come home to his wife and have a life afterwards, but he was just as committed to what he did in the Army as he was to that life,” Jacobs said.
Fisher is also survived by his mother, Susan; his father, Robert, and stepmother, Alicia; three brothers, Andrew, Clayton and Alexander; and two sisters, Emily and Zoe.