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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe

Died August 6, 2011 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

28, of York, Pa.; assigned to 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Field, N.C.; died Aug. 6 inTangi Valley, Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down.

Wrestled, played football at small Pa. high school

The Associated Press

A relative of an airman has confirmed his death in a Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan, a Pennsylvania television station reported.

Daniel Zerbe joined the Air Force soon after graduating from Red Lion Area High School in 2001, according to WGAL-TV.

Zerbe wrestled and played football in high school, according to The York Dispatch.

The Aug. 6 crash took the lives of 30 U.S. service members and eight Afghans. Military officials say the Chinook was involved pursuit of a Taliban leader.

Red Lion is located in York County, about 15 miles north of the Maryland state line.

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