RED LION, YORK COUNTY—Among the dozens of Navy SEALs and Special Forces killed in a chopper crash in Afghanistan, was a local Red Lion High School graduate.
28-year-old Daniel Zerbe was in the Air Force and was on the Chinook that the Taliban claim they struck.
The 2001 Red Lion graduate wrestled and played football all four years of high school.
"If you're gonna be in battle, this is the person you want to have with you in that foxhole," that's what his football coach, George Shue said about Daniel's character.
His coach speaks to Fox43 about Daniel's focus and aim to train not only for football but so that he can also serve his country in the Air Force.
"He was so proud of what he was doing and I think he couldn't wait to explain that to me about, you know, he's jumping, he's diving, he's doing the type of things his goals were set," said Shue.
Memorial arrangements are set for this week and he will be laid to rest in the Arlington Virginia national cemetery.