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Old 10-03-2016, 04:12 PM   #1
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Name of WAF collector, membership level and known as on the WAF: Jason von Zerneck, Association Member, and known on this forum as Jason von Z. He was a member of this forum since 2002 and died in August 2008 in Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. military.

WAF user account background: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ber.php?u=1251

Known background of collector: Additional background about Jason: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2...t10092008.html

Collecting interests: Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen; Polizei

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Comments from fellow WAF forum membership (sampling from thread): http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=328055
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:12 PM   #2
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Name of WAF collector, membership level and known as on the WAF: Jason von Zerneck, Association Member, and known on this forum as Jason von Z. He was a member of this forum since 2002 and died in August 2008 in Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. military.

WAF user account background: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ber.php?u=1251

Known background of collector: Additional background about Jason: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2...t10092008.html

Collecting interests: Luftwaffen-Felddivisionen; Polizei

Articles, books published or other achievements:

Comments from fellow WAF forum membership (sampling from thread): http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=328055
RIP Jason... I didn't know him, but he obviously shared our interest/hobby, and he died in the service of my nation. For this he deserves my undying gratitude and my utmost respect...Godspeed and God Bless, Jason.
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:06 PM   #3
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I knew Jason before he joined the Army National Guard and we talked about it quite a bit. He was a very patriotic guy who always wanted to enlist into the Army. He told me before he got too old he was going to enlist and he was in 30's when he did. He had a wife and three children when he was KIA in Afghanistan. Jason and I were avid Luftwaffe Field Division photo collectors (he also collected Polizei) and we traded photos and corresponded frequently even after he joined and deployed over to Afghanistan. It is hard to believe that eight years have gone by since I learned of his death while I was overseas working for the Army in Rotterdam, Holland. RIP Soldier (W. Petz SFC-U.S. Army Ret).

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Old 10-14-2016, 11:44 AM   #4
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Jason was a good guy and it is difficult to believe it has been 8 years since he passed. We exchanged some Polizei materials and he was working on putting a book together. I spoke to him a few days before he deployed and he was excited and upbeat to serve. Tragically, he died in a Humvee roll-over accident while serving his country. I spoke to his wife a few times over the years and I am pleased to report that she is a strong and proud woman.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:51 PM   #5
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I met Jason once in nyc while I was visiting the usa, he was a wonderfull person very passionate about the hobby specially as someone said the lw felddivisions. it was very sad when I heard about his death.
the best to his family! I have one album from him so I always remember him.
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