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This website provides information and a link to a trust fund that has been established to benefit Staff Sergeant Patrick Zeigler and his immediate family towards the expenses related to his lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation that the Army cannot assist with. SSgt. Zeigler was a victim of the November 5, 2009 shootings at Fort Hood.

The Zeigler family appreciates all of the prayers and support during this difficult time.

All donations given through Paypal will accumulate a fee for Paypal’s services that is approximately 2% of the gift given. If you would like to send a check directly to the account established for the fund please mail those payments to:

SSG Zeigler, Patrick Trust Account

American National Bank of Texas

5809 Wesley St.

Greenville,TX 75402

(903) 455-7592

If you would like to send cards or care packages, please use the following address:

SSG Patrick Zeigler, Jr.

Post Office Box 5232
Fort Hood, TX. 76544

  • t.stafford

    We are praying for the speedy and whole recovery for Patrick and also peace for your family.

    Jeremiah 29:11

    The Stafford Family – Eustis, Florida

  • GDuBose

    We are praying for you.

  • GailD

    We love you and we will continue to lift you and the family to the Lord.

  • Billy & Lolly Swanson

    We love you and have been praying for you ever since we heard of your injuries. You have many people around the nation praying for your recovery. Even though your injuries are serious, you are alive today! God has saved you and has a very special purpose for your life! May He bless you richly!

    The Swansons from Venice, Florida

  • Brittany Wilson

    You and your family are constantly in our thoughts and prayers! Pat, Brigitte, Alex, we love y’all!

    Brittany & The Wilson Family
    Lone Oak, TX

  • david reinholtz

    just donated to this stranger because he is a hero from hawaii.

    hang in there soldier. i am personally very proud of you.

  • April DeLay Mexia

    God Bless you!

  • Steve Novak

    We in Bainbridge, GA are very proud of the job you and all those in the Armed Forces are doing. Your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. We will pray for your recovery, and all those who continue to give of themselves in the name of freedom for this great nation.

  • Cheryl Knobloch

    Patrick and family, I am praying for your recovery, though it may be long and hard. As an O.C.S. candidate, you have been recognized by the Army as special. Your survival means that you have another purpose ahead of you. Hang in there and watch for that open door.

  • Steve Friedlander


    There are plenty of people here in Tallahassee thinking of you and praying for your recovery. Your service to this great nation is noted.

    –GO NOLES–>

  • John & Melody

    Patrick, God bless you and keep you.
    You are in our prayers daily.
    Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice.

  • John & Melody

    Patrick, Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are in our prayers daily. God bless you and keep you

  • Tim Richmond

    Hi Patrick,

    Happy Thanksgiving and greetings from Holland.

    We’re thinking of you and wish you a speedy recovery.

    Take care and we love you,

    Tim, Peggy, Mitch, Suzy, Jake, and Sammy-Jo

  • Yavonne Dorsey


    We have never met you but have heard so much about you and have been praying for you ever since Gail told us about what happened! God obviously has plans for you as you are alive today. Gail keeps us posted and we are so amazed at your strength & will to get better! We will continue to keep you in our prayers and keep up with your progress from Gail & Lolly.

    Yavonne for Barry, Jason & Logan Dorsey
    Venice, FL

  • Brittany Wilson

    I pray for your family every day when I pass your home. Your daily struggles are not forgotten.

    Lone Oak, TX

  • johnny russell

    Sir. I thank you for being the reat American that you are. I am sorry for your bad luck and will pray for your speedy and full recovery. I personally hope you are able to make the elk hunt you have in mind. I am a elk hunter and know that you will enjoy it tremendously. Whether you kill one or not. Just being in Gods great and scenic outdoors is what it is all about. Thank you for your service to this great nation and to me…God bless.

  • Dev Warren

    I got an email from the Elk Foundation today telling your story. Coming from a family who honors and appreciates the service of those who protect our freedoms, I was touched by your wish to go elk hunting. I know they are arranging a hunt for you, but I would be honored to take you hunting seperately also. I am currently in Montana, but my family ranches in Colorado. Every year I take my close friends hunting in one of the two spots. I would like to invite you to join us in either place whenever you wish. I have one hunting partner who lives in San Antonio and would be happy to fly you up when he comes. Just let us know. May god bless you with a speedy recovery and keep your spirits high. Give me your email and I will send you pics of the previous hunts so you know what to expect. I will also be in Austin over Christmas and would appreciate the opportunity to meet you.

    My deepest thanks for your service and courage.
    Dev Warren

  • http://ThankYouForGiving John Kauchich

    Our prayers are with you—we WILL see you at Elk Camp in Reno in March!
    Rock Springs, Wyoming

  • Chad

    Thank you for everything you have done for our country! It’s beyond me why god gives people hurdles like these to overcome but I pray and know that you will overcome them with support from family, friends, and complete strangers in my case. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Lou Prusinovski


    Wishes and prayers to you and your family. Take your journey one step, one day at a time. We’ll see you in Elk Country when you are ready for that part of your journey.

    Lou Prusinovski
    RMEF Board

  • Spence


    I wish you a speedy recovery to your injuries as our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you will be able to attend the RMEF banquet this spring. The RMEF community is behind you!

    Martell, NE

  • Benjamin Seelye

    Radar –

    Hey man, I’m praying for you. Guess what, you wouldnt beleive it. I’m stuck here at FT. Knox. You were the man, and always will be the man. Me and Lingeberry and that other merchant Thornton keep having you in our thoughts and prayers. You need to contact me – the hospital won’t let me talk to you. I keep calling and bugging. Merry Christmas, friend.

  • Kathleen Tippy

    Patrick, thank you, your family and all the other personnel for their sacrifice. My dad was career Army in Texas in the 50′s, so Ft. Hood holds special memories for me (it is where I saw Elvis, ha); I detest that it has become a nightmare for so many! As a member of the Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation I heard of your love for elk hunting. May God wrap you in His loving arms and give you a speedy recovery so you can chase elk, or get married, or whatever the Lord has in store for you.

  • Kate Hutley & Family

    We are praying for you. Please hang in there!! We need you, and our country needs you!

  • Carl and Suzanne Caughran


    Thank you so much for being so courageous in protecting this country and putting your life on the line daily. We wish you a speedy recovery and patience in your rehab. You are in our prayers and I know that you will be chasing down a huge bull elk soon.

    God bless and you are in our hearts.

  • Angie Nicolai

    Patrick, may you feel the loving arms of Jesus wrapped tight around you to carry you through this tough road. He will! I can only imagine what he has in store for you…you keep on fighting the fight and cannot wait to see posts of your Elk Hunting adventures you will be going on when you are ready!! I will end with this…Need not worry, God has a plan for you. Imagine the process that has brought you to where you are today-from a tiny creature inside your Mothers’ womb to the person you are now…and God is not through with you! There is so much more in store to make something bright and beautiful happen with you!! Matthew6:25-34

  • Cam Bearden

    Best wishes, many blessings and prayers to you and you family. Thank you for all you do for us and know we are all with you in this time. May God bless you and heal you. And enjoy that hunting trip that is in your near future :)

  • Chuck Juengling

    Bless you and thank you for your service and sacrifice. I have just sent you a letter to invite you to go hunting with me–ruffed grouse in WI or pheasant in KS. Your choice. My honor to make the offer and you will be my guest throughout the hunt. I am looking forward to your phone call. Stick with it and you will be fine. Courage, faith, and perserverance–I know you have all three of these traits. Best wishes.

  • Larry Meador

    Hello Patrick
    I hope the rehab is starting to go well. I hope that you can keep up good spirits, many, many people care about you and hope you recover well. You have been on our church prayer list since day 1.
    your cousin Larry

  • http://peak,org Ben Hogevoll

    Patrick We own a ranch in western oregon that has some of the best big bull elk habitat in the west.I can promise that when you feel up to it,we will provide you a hunt of a life time.I am here to help you reach your dream and all you have to do is contact me when,I SAID WHEN,NOT IF your ready. We will provide you everything you need including transportation,board and room, license and tag ect.All you have to do is contact me when your ready, Ben cpl U.S.M.C 1966 -1968 &amp. Hurry and get well Ben

  • Mark Phelan

    Patrick, as an Army veteran and a FSU grad, my prayers are with you and your family to stay strong. You have the heart and soul of the UNCONQUERED. You are a shining example of what is right with America! We are very proud of you. God Bless you and your family and know that thousands of us are rooting for you, big time!
    Go Army, Go Noles!
    Mark Phelan ’77.

  • Benjamin Seelye

    Hey buddy,

    I called you the day you left the hospital. I Know you’re recovering and are inandated with family and friends, but it couldn’t be any worse than “The Hill,” but you need to call me back bro. I won’t bother you, but good luck, you’ll recover fine. We love you and take care of yourself. My parents say “hello.” You know the number.



  • Brian A. Drury

    We are praying for you and your family here in Springfield, La.

    I am a fellow Veteran (Desert Storm), a Volunteer Fireman (Fire Chief), and member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

    I felt the need to send a little note of encouragement. Your dream to elk hunt in the Rockies is a worthwhile dream. Just being in the mountains makes you realize how special a gift God gave us to be living in America.

    I want to say “Thank You” for proudly serving our country.

    We are pulling for you.


  • Fonda

    I know your aunt Lois quite well. I am wishing you a speedy recovery.

  • Bill McCaw

    You have been in my and LaVonne’s thoughts and prayers from the beginning. You are also on our church’s prayer list. As the father of a Green Beret, I know what it takes to excel above and beyond the norm. You have those qualities; body, mind, and spirt; to achieve your goals. Trust in The Lord, for He has a plan for you. Don’t let anybody deter you or tell you different. Also, when you feel up for a “laid-back” deer hunt, let me know and I can put you in my Hunt Co. woods. God Bless You, Bill and LaVonne McCaw

  • Jacklyn Moore

    Patrick –
    Still thinking of you!!! We love you and are sending you best wishes and prayers from here in Greenville and Chance from London!! Love you, sending prayers for a speedy recovery!!

  • Steven Medendorp

    Patrick – While surfing through the many FSU sports websites, I came across your story and have since watched a recent video of your rehab. God works in mysterious ways, and although we may not know it, He has a reason for everything. Thank you for what you have done and continue to do for this country. You and your fellow soldiers ensure this country’s, and on the smaller scale, my family’s, safety and I am awed by your courage and committment. Thank you.

    Keep up the great attitude and take one day at a time. I will keep you in my prayers.

    PS – Go Noles!

    The Medendorp Family
    Tampa, Florida

  • Jacki Goldenberg

    Hi Patrick
    I am Deanna’s friend, Jacki. I have been following your military life through your sister since she and I met. She is very proud of you. You are very near and dear to my heart and I look forward to meeting you soon. I am impressed by your will, perseverance and fortitude! You are amazing! God speed to you on your recovery. Millions of angels are sitting on your shoulder as you have been the angel to so many keeping them safe during your career.

    I look forward to watching a UF/FSU game with you. GO GATORS!!! LOL

    Jacki Goldenberg

  • Ed Varnado

    Hey Patrick,
    I pray that you heal quickly, so we can work together to get your butt home. We are all keeping you in our prayers, and hope you can get back to TNC ASAP!!! Ed

  • Ruth Lee

    Dear Patrick:

    I was just sent the link from the Dallas video…Ed Varnado is my big brother. You just keep fighting and know that the extended family that is supporting and praying for you is both deep and wide.

    Ruth Lee

  • Peggy

    We have you and your family on the prayer chain at church. Thank you for serving, I hope to have the honor of meeting you some day after your recovery.

    Love and hope. God Bless.

    Lone Oak, TX

  • Brittany Wilson

    Saw your special on Channel 8 this weekend. I see you’re working hard! Keep it up. Keep your faith. Praying for you and your family daily.


  • Jason Lingenfelter

    Radar Radar oh My Little Radar
    Thoughts about you are with me. I can only be extremely proud of you for what you are overcoming and are about to do. I have the greatest confidence in you. I miss you “camping out” on my roof and you Seelye and I doing barrel rolls down the hill at Knox. Get better and get back doing what you do best. Hugs with Love Man.
    P.S. Called Drill Sgt Carlson, just in case you needed a little motiviation.
    Get a hold of me if the is anything I can do…no matter how small.2549338474,

  • crystal and John Mely

    Patrick, God Bless you and your family I pray for a speedy recovery. Thankyou Sir for protecting us, putting yourself in harms way. When you get your elk, save the 2 ivorys. I will make sure you have a trophy piece of jewelry. We make elk jewelry, and Id be proud to make one for you! At no expense to you. our web is Crystal and Jack

  • Mark Titel

    My prayers are with you, having a possitive attitude will make you heal faster, I know I had a Heart Transplant a year and a half ago after retiring from the Navy Seabees. Take it one day at a time and GOD will pull you thru.

    Mark Titel UT1 Retired
    U.S. Navy Seabee’s

  • Junior Denis

    Sergeant Zeigler. I am an Air Traffic Controller in Tallahassee and a former Airman. I have read a second article on your case in the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper stating you are doing better awaiting surgeries, and with plans to marry your loved one. I hope and wish with all my being that you get through this just fine like you have been doing with the support of your family and friends. Although I am not a religious person I wish you “Godspeed” and may you be triumphant!!! Hang in there Sarge!!!

    Very Respectfully,

    Junior R Denis

  • Kim Griffin

    Patrick, so glad to hear you are doing well. I was so honored to do my job that day, serving the ones who serve our country. God speed!

    Kim Griffin
    Ft Hood EMS

  • Ed Greener

    SSgt Zeigler,
    Although I have not had the priviledge of knowing you, I have been blessed to know and work with your Father, ADCS Pat Zeigler, U.S.N. (ret). His spirit and dedication to our country is truly reflected in your courageous fight to continue your honorable service to the United States of America.
    Soldier forward Sir, we are on point, protecting and praying for you all the way! See you on the beach!

    Very Respectfully,
    AMH2 E.C. Greener, U.S.N.(vet)

  • Linda

    We are praying for you and your family…You are in our prayers daily. your fiancé’s is a wonderful women for being with you as you recover.. I wish the best for the both of you…

    Belton Tx

  • Char Ellefson

    Patrick…..we are praying for your complete recovery. God bless you and Jessica!

    Priscilla Circle at First Presbyterian Church in Rochester, MN

  • Del Emerson

    Dear Patrick, I don’t know you but God does and I believe he has plans for you. I’m a 21 year combat vet who was shot twice but not life threating like yours. My family is praying as are thousands across this great land that you help protect. I’m so very proud to call you my brother in arms and hope to talk to you some day, and good luck on the Elk hunt buddy.

    Sincerely with love
    Del and Dee

  • Del Emerson

    Pat I’m a retired senior chief Del Emerson And my Email is I believe I met you at Fort Hood some time ago. Good luck to you and remember God loves you and has plans for you.

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  • Glenn Bass

    Staff Sergeant Zeigler,

    Thank you for your service and best wishes to you on your continued recovery!


  • Ivy Danforth

    Patrick, you are a true Seminole–unconquered. You have done FSU and the USA proud. May God bless you with a speedy recovery.

  • May Tabalanza


    Your outlook on life is admirable Pat! Onward to recovery and stay positive!

  • Dee Crook

    Stay encourage SSG Patrick Zeigler… I was paralyzed for 4 years and Drs. told my mom I’d never walk again… but I did. In fact, I was suppose to be a vegetable… and would have someone taking care of me for the reast of my life. It took about 4 years but I was not only able to walk but run and I worked with the dance team at my church. Years later I was in an auto accident and had nerve damage and they say I have no nerve conduction on one side and little to none on the other. I can walk, I drive and live alone. The battle is in the mind. As a man thinketh… so is he. I just loved seeing your story Extreme Makeover Home edition on abc and your beautiful wedding. I praise God for you and your wife and know that I’ll pray for you both. Continue to be blessed.

    Dee Crook

  • Rafi khan London England

    Dear Mr and Mrs Patrick & Jessica Zeigler,

    Congratulations on your lovely wedding, may it be joyful and last forever.

    To Patrick, thank you for your service for Liberty, what an incredible inspiration of a man you are Sir.

    Jessica, you embody the Christian marriage vow so utterly: for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health till ..

    What great and virtuous heroes I have in both of you, defending the concept of Liberty; a very precious tree.

    Wishing you, Patrick, my great Texan and you, Jessica, a Soldiers’ Angel in the truest sense of the word, my very best wishes in all your goals and endeavours in your happy and joyful lives ahead.


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