This photo was taken the day he graduated boot camp.. Ft Benning Ga Jan 2006
Zachary Ryan Clouser
  • 19 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 6, 1987
  • Place of birth:
    York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 18, 2007
  • Place of passing:
    Bag Dad, Adhamiyah, Iraq
Let the memory of Zachary be with us in our hearts forever!!!
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Zachary Clouser, 19, born on August 6, 1987 and passed away on July 18, 2007. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Candace Baker on 6th August 2017

"It has been 10 long years since you left this earth a HERO!!   But your life continues to touch others through your mom & Ron's work.  We are all GRATEFUL for your ultimate sacrifice.  You are the epitomy of a TRUE HERO!!!   Who knows where you would be today on your 30th birthday had you not followed your heart and joined the Army!   Your family and friends miss you terribly.  And they love you with all their heart as much today as they did when you were with us on this earth.  Please whisper I LOVE YOU in your mom's ear today.  And give Ron a hug as they visit you in Arlington today.  Rest in Peace our HERO!!"

This tribute was added by Vickie Glatfelter on 6th August 2016

"Happy Heavenly Birthday Zach.   Forever missed."

This tribute was added by Rayann George on 7th August 2015

"Well, you would be 28 today I only knew that because I seen the comments but, your mom is friends with my mom Connie George oh and my dad Raymond George , but I'm sorry this had to happen to you. But, happy birthday young man!"

This tribute was added by toshalee knisley on 6th August 2015

"Happy birthday Zachary ryan♡ you are missed so much.  You'd be 28 today. I'll always miss you and all your goofing around. Your mom still calls me tinkerbell :) i love you always"

This tribute was added by Tunya Rehm on 19th July 2015

"Zach.....8 years already, seems like yesterday!!! I willmforever treasure the last time i saw you and all the other memories of you that i have!!! I will never forget yiu being belly bjddkes with Danielle!!! Yiu were just a joy as a baby and you grw into a fine and honorable young man!!! RIP Zach and kmkw i will forever love and miss you!!!! Your memory will forever live on in Aiden who wants to go in the army like his Uncle Zach!!!♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡"

This tribute was added by Kay Watson on 18th July 2015

"Remembering you today.  May the Commander-in-Chief in Heaven keep you in His loving arms."

This tribute was added by Vickie Glatfelter on 18th July 2014

"Beautiful ceremony at the Bridge Dedication tonight.   So proud and happy for your Deb and Ron!  Your son gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  What a beautiful tribute to him."

This tribute was added by Tunya Rehm on 2nd May 2014

"Zachary I was just sitting here thinking about you and your mom..I will never ever forget getting that phone call from your mom when she was pregnant with you saying that you would never come but I knew you w OK update come when you were ready and you did. You were a handsome little baby and grew into a handsome man! Zachary your mom was like my sister and you and Meg were my niece and nephew!! I hope you know I will never ever forget you!! I know you are watching over us now and always!!  Thank you for serving our country and for being a hero!! You made the ultimate sacrifice and for that you and the others will always be true heroes!!! I love ya Zachary and please tell my family that when it's my turn that I will see you all and I love and miss them and you!!! Fly high to all our angels!!!"

This tribute was added by Lori Crawshaw Shockley on 7th August 2013

"Hey Zach, can you find my lil sis and Lil Bonita too, and tell them I will be yelling all your names when I come through Heavens gate :)"

This tribute was added by Lori Crawshaw Shockley on 7th August 2013

"I miss you Zach! HAPPY BIRTHDAY  :))))"

This tribute was added by Jean Stimel Bailey on 6th August 2013

"Happy Birthday Zach.  I hope and pray we all can live lives worthy of your sacrifice.  You and your mother are forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Victoria Kriner-Eisenhour on 6th August 2013

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN ZACH!!!!!!!       I am so sorry I never got to meet you but had the honor of meeting your mom and Ron and I love her!   She is such a wonderful person and I am sure you were like her!  I know she loves and is so proud of you!  Your name is hanging from a special flag that will be used at missions back at FITG PA.  Its the least I could do in your honor!  Hugs !"

This tribute was added by D.j. Malbogia on 6th August 2013

"Happy Birthday Brother, the world isn't the same without your quirky sense of humor and crooked mischievous smile. We had a lot of great times and will have even more once i get to the great formation in the sky! Thank you for watching over us all.  Apache's never forgotten, your sacrifice is eternally grateful!"

This tribute was added by Crystal Pierce on 6th August 2013

"Happy Birthday to a hero, an angel ♥"

This tribute was added by Teri Bryant- McAllister on 6th August 2013

"I never met you but I am honored to know your Mom via Facebook and able to have her for a friend, thanks for fighting for out freedom. Happy Birthday  <3"

This tribute was added by Deb Etheridge on 6th August 2013

"in heaven.. i never got to see the real man you had become but it was such a joy watching you become that man... i love and  miss you every single day of my life.. one day i will join you all up there and life will then be normal again... please keep watching over me and guiding me through the rough days... love you , Mom..."

This tribute was added by Deb Etheridge on 6th August 2013

"26 years ago today i was given a baby boy.. i was blessed to be able to raise him and watch him grow into the young man he became in the 18 years i i had with him.. entering the Army right out of high school i said good by to the young man and hugged the man he had become, little did i know that at that time our time with him would be limited , I just want to say Happy 26th Birthday"

This tribute was added by Matthew Whitmore on 18th July 2013

"6 years.... Wow. Still feels like just yesterday we were sitting on my sofa having a beer and talking about what we would get into after your deployment.  The years pass but it gets any easier."

This tribute was added by April Stayrook on 18th July 2013

"You r missed alot wish u could be here to meet chug, Devon and kiana u would love them to pices"

This tribute was added by Kay Watson on 18th July 2013

"To the family and friends of Zach I know the loss you feel.  Deb you will always be in my heart.  May God comfort those who loved him.  Zach is with the Heavenly Father and is keeping him safe in his arms."

This tribute was added by Nancy Trout on 19th July 2012

"I just found Zach's ballons caught in my bushes.  I broke down.  I'm just so sorry for your loss.  My youngest son also served (7 yrs).  We live in White Hall, MD.  Your Zach is a hero.  God Bless."

This tribute was added by Kim Haar on 18th July 2012

"zach i think about u everyday, ur mom is so proud of for all u did for our country u will be forever loved & missed. even tho u were taken from every1 who cares about u, we will never forget u!! ur mom is one of the strongest women i ever knew. i wish i could spend more time with her, shes like a sister to me!! love ya zach!!!! godspeed!!!"

This tribute was added by Esther Howard on 18th July 2012

"I never knew Zach personally but I met his wonderful mother and sister and so many friends over the internet because of him. I was hurting over my own son going to Iraq and Deb was there to talk and comfort me. We have spent much time playing games together and building a friendship. He is always in my mind and I honor his sacrifice. I pray for all who knew and loved him. Godspeed brother."

This tribute was added by Brittney Horner-Bentzoni on 18th July 2012

"There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think about Zach. I always think about the day Zach and Norm surprised Tosha and I by taking us down to Baltimore. I have so many great memories from that day. Im happy that I got to spend time with him when he was home. I will cherish the time we had and always have that last hug and his smile looking back as he walked away for the last time. RIP"

This tribute was added by Mary Nation on 18th July 2012

"Remembered and honored - always."

This tribute was added by Kay Watson on 18th July 2012

"You will always be remembered and loved.  Time takes care of a lot of things but the heart keeps you forever.  To your family I know how this feels.  God bless you."

This tribute was added by Patty Trask on 18th July 2012

"To Zach's family...just know that my heart reaches out to you all with love and prayers today and everyday for the great loss that you have sustained. For all that I have read you was a great man and soldier who fought and died for your country and I thank you for your service fighting for our freedom.  RIP Zach... loving thoughts to Deb and Megan...."

This tribute was added by deb etheridge on 4th July 2012

"Maria D'Onofrio Stremmel Sorry for... but thank u for, ur sacrifice. God bless ur family. Just thinkin about u"

This tribute was added by deb etheridge on 4th July 2012

"Anthony Seashore I remember him smiling alot when ever we talked. Didn't matter what we were doing or talking about."

This tribute was added by Tunya Rehm on 4th July 2012

I have so many memories of you since your mom and I were pregnant at the same time!! We talked about our babies alot!!!  I spent time with you as a baby, toddler, teen and watched you grow into the man you became!!!!  I miss you Zach and love you like my own!!!  I know that you are watching over us and smiling down on us always!!!"

This tribute was added by Michael Martin on 3rd July 2012

"I am a lucky to know such a big hearted full of life person.While in iraq being your mechanic was an honor.When you left i was so heartbroken.Meeting your mother really helped me feel like im still so close to you. R.I.P Zach i love and miss you brother"

This tribute was added by Johnna Ferry on 3rd July 2012

"Being able to witness the most BEAUTIFUL thing I ever saw is what I will remember the most. I was HONORED & BLESSED to be with you & your MOM,  ZACH as you made you entrance into this world. You did it your own way and that is how I remember you as you grew, doing things your own way. How lucky I was to been a small part of your life. I'll take care of your Mom, she means the world to me !"

This tribute was added by cindy kumontis on 3rd July 2012

"Seeing you as a small child and grow into a man is the greatest memory you could have given me....for this I thank you!"

This tribute was added by Tricia Wischmann on 3rd July 2012


This tribute was added by Betsy Mercier on 3rd July 2012

"Thinking of you always!"

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