Tyler Ziegel

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Birthday
16, 1982
Birthplace
Peoria, IL
Death Date
Dec 26, 2012 (30)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1982
Birthplace
Peoria, IL
Death Date
Dec 26, 2012 (30)

About

Iraq War hero and sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He earned a Purple Heart medal after being severely burned during his service.

Before Fame

After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. A year later, he lost a leg and several fingers and suffered severe facial burns as the result of a suicide bomb.

Trivia

He died at the age of thirty from multiple drug intoxication.

Family Life

He and his brother were born to waitress Rebecca Ziegel and construction worker Jeffrey Ziegel. He married Renee Kline in 2006; the couple divorced the following year. 

Associated With

He and famous POW Jessica Lynch both fought in the Iraq War.