Iraq Battle hero and sergeant in america Sea Corps. He gained a Purple Center medal after becoming severely burned because of his war-time assistance. After graduating from senior high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Sea Corps. A yr later, he dropped a leg and many fingers and experienced severe facial melts away as the consequence of a suicide bomb. He passed away at age thirty from multiple medication intoxication. He and his sibling was raised in Peoria, Illinois as the kids of waitress Rebecca Ziegel and building employee Jeffrey Ziegel. He wedded Renee Kline in 2006; the few divorced the next yr. He and popular POW Jessica Lynch both fought in the Iraq Battle.