|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||June 17 1953|
National Defense Service Medal
Private Zirnheld was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Private Zirnheld was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On June 17, 1953, he was on a training exercise at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, when he was killed by a live mortar round exploding.