- 19 years old
- Date of birth: May 27, 1991
- Date of passing: Apr 16, 2011
|Let the memory of PFC Zackery be with us forever|
Zackery Wayne Wells, 19, of Oklahoma City, passed away on Saturday. Wells was a 2009 graduate of Crooked Oak High School and the first student from the district to be accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, according to The Oklahoman Archives. He received recommendations from then-U.S. Representative Mary Fallin and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe. But Wells left West Point to be closer to friends and family. He went straight into basic training and advanced individual training last May with the Oklahoma Army National Guard, father Mike Weiss said. "Through the National Guard, he could still realize his dream," Weiss said.
My son was a 2009 graduate of Crooked Oak High School in Oklahoma
City, OK. He was a Lt. Col in his JROTC Program. Voted male athlete of
the year, he was active in football, soccer, track, power-lifting, and
wrestling. He won a national power-lifting competition during his
senior year. He had applied to West Point for appointment. While
waiting for that. He enlisted in the OK ANG. He received his
appointment to USMA, and was the first student in school history to be
appointed to West Point. He attended USMA for 1 year, before returning
home to help friends that were struggling with personal problems. He
re enlisted in the OK ANG, and attended basic/AIT, graduating in Sept.
2010 from Ft. Leonardwood, MO. He was awarded the SGT MAJ Challenge
coin and unit Ironman distinctions for APFT score of 426. Three days
before he was killed, he had received his acceptance papers for Army
ROTC at University of Central Oklahoma.
All Medals Received
State Active duty medal.
All Awards Received
Joint services campaign
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