Douglas A. Ziembec

Memorial Location


  • Major, USMC
  • Iraq
  • Killed in Action, May 11, 2007

Major “Dough” Zembiec, following a tour of duty in Iraq, was sent to the Pentagon, but wanted to go back to his men in Iraq, where he was killed, likely by a sniper. He loved his fellow Marines. Major is remembered in the book titled, No True Glory, A Frontier Account of the Battle for Fallujah, by Bing West.

Major Zembiec was born April 14, 1973 and is interred at Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA. He leaves his wife, and his daughter, Fallyn Justice.

LIVE WITH INTEGRITY… for without integrity we deceive ourselves, we live in a house of cards.
FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE…for without valor we lose our freedom.
BE WILLING TO SACRIFICE…for anything worthy in life requires sacrifice.
BE DISCIPLINED… for it is discipline that builds the foundation of your success.

Be a man of principal. Fight for what you believe in.
Keep your word. Live with integrity. Be brave.
Serve your country. Teach. Mentor. Give something back to society. Lead from the front. Conquer your fears. Be a good friend. Be humble but be self-confident. Appreciate your friends and family. Be a leader and not a follower. Be valorous on the field of battle and take responsibility for your actions.