Fallen Hero: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bryan Andrew Zemek


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3:00 pm Monday, March 18, 2024, Davis Event Center on the campus of Itawamba Community College, Fulton.
Military Honors will be rendered on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary 

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February 23, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bryan Andrew Zemek, 36, was in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, serving as an AH-64D Apache Standardization Instructor Pilot. A native of Oxford, Mississippi, Zemek is survived by his wife of three years and their four children. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters; the Army Achievement Medal; the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters; the Senior Army Aviator Badge; and many other decorations and state awards. Zemek was a graduate of New Albany High School, class of 2005.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Bryan Zemek, 36 of Oxford, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, doing what he loved. He was born June 6, 1987 in Tupelo, MS. CW4 Bryan Zemek, a distinguished AH-64 helicopter pilot, lived his life with a passion that matched the intensity of the skies he navigated. Known among friends and family for his deep dedication to aviation, Bryan was the embodiment of commitment, never approaching any task with less than his whole heart. His love for his family was paralleled only by his pride in their achievements, a topic he spoke of with both affection and admiration. Despite his quiet and private nature, Bryan’s penchant for utilizing an expansive vocabulary revealed the depth of his thoughts and feelings. In his Army unit, he was not just a pilot but a father figure, setting high standards out of love, ensuring that excellence was not just an aspiration but a reality. Bryan’s legacy is a testament to a life lived with purpose, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to the skies and the loved ones he cherished.
Services will be 3:00 pm Monday, March 18, 2024, at Davis Event Center on the campus of Itawamba Community College in Fulton. Military Honors will be rendered on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Robyn Zemek of Oxford, MS; parents, Louis Zemek, Sr. and Sally Zemek of Belmont; daughter, Avery Sinn of Oxford, son, Ayden Zemek of Belmont, son, Swayze Sinn of Oxford, son, Logan Zemek of Belmont; brothers: Louis (Anna) Zemek, Jr., Jaime Zemek, Jason Zemek; nephews: Austin Weems, Ryan Zemek, Tripp Zemek, Cole Zemek, Calen Zemek; nieces: Kate and Katherine Zemek.
Pallbearers will be Jaime Zemek, Luke Gooch, Joseph “Opie” Taylor, Jason Scallorn, William “Bill” Ogle, Joe “Ozzie” Osborne
Honorary Pallbearers are Ayden Zemek, Swayze Sinn, Logan Zemek, Louis Zemek Jr., Jason Zemek, Andy Holt