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21 July 1945 -- 19 August 2015

Leslie J. Zarcone

Nickolas Frederick Zara age 70 of Daybrook, WV passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at his home.  Nickolas was born July 21, 1945 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a son of the late Fred Zara and Martha K. Caviness Zara. Nickolas was a graduate of the University High School Class of 1963.  He was a United States Army veteran from 1963 to 1969.  Served during the Vietnam War in the 281st Assault Helicopter Company from 6/69 - 5/70 as a Avionics Maintenance Repairman. Following his army service, Nicholas was employed at West Virginia University PRT Station.  He was baptized at the Two Lakes Baptist Church in Bethany, Oklahoma and was a member of the Monongalia Wireless Association. Nickolas is survived by one daughter Nikki Lynne (Zara) Sapp and husband Thomas of Morgantown, three brothers, Ronald G. Zara of Grafton, Fred Zara Jr. of Morgantown and Kenneth Kaye Zara of Morgantown and one granddaughter, Emilee Marie Sapp. Friends may call at the McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, Morgantown on Sunday from 1-3 PM and on Monday from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am funeral service with Pastor Jim Weber officiating. Burial will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown with full graveside Military honors. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com.


August 24, 1944 - May 20, 2015

Leslie J. Zarcone

Leslie served in the 281st from 1/66 to 5/67 as the company clerk. He deployed with the unit from Fort Benning. His obituary follows:

Leslie J. Zarcone passed away at his home in Clearwater Florida on Wednesday May 20th, 2015 with his devoted wife and loving daughters at his side. Les was born in Queens New York on August 24th, 1944. He moved to Greenville in 1958 and was a graduate of GCS. He served in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a Company Clerk in the 281st Assault Helicopter Company, 1/66 - 5/67. Les was a hard working man and had a love for woodworking, he was very creative and a true artist. He excelled at everything he did. He moved to Florida in 2003 where he enjoyed playing golf and going to garage sales. Les was a member of Unity Church of Clearwater. Leslie is survived by his wife of 47 years Beverly (Lien) Zarcone, two daughters Heather Zarcone of Altamonte Springs, Fl. and Holly Zarcone~Alston of Clearwater Fl. Leslie left a lasting impression on many and will be deeply missed.

12 May 1947 - 10 August 2010

Pedro Zuniga

Command Seargant Major Zuniga joined the US Army on in May 1996 and retired on August 10, 2010 at the highest enlisted rank in the army. He served in the 281st AHC as a maintenance technician during the 1970 time period. CSM Zuniga served his country in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf wars. At the time of his death he was living in Pensacola Florida. He was laid to rest in the Barrancas National Cemetery. CSM Zuniga shall always be remembered by the Intruder family.


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