Ronald Zinn

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Ronald Zinn
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Ronald Zinn
Personal information
Full name Ronald Lloyd Zinn
Nickname(s) Ron
Nationality United States
Born (1939-05-10)May 10, 1939
Peoria, Illinois
Died July 7, 1965(1965-07-07) (aged 26)
Near Saigon, South Vietnam
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Occupation United States Army Captain
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)

Ronald Lloyd Zinn (May 10, 1939 – July 7, 1965) was a race walker from the United States, who represented his native country at two Summer Olympics, starting in 1960. His best finish was sixth place in the men's 20 km walk at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He came in third in the 20 km event at the 1963 Pan American Games.

Ron Zinn was born in Peoria, Illinois. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1962 and served in the Vietnam War. Zinn was killed in a firefight near Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) while serving in the 173rd Airborne Brigade of the United States Army. He held the rank of Captain at the time of his death.

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