Zerbe, Daniel Lee, TSgt
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1T2X1-Pararescue
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew Protection
Last Unit
2008-2011, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)/Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
Service Years
2001 - 2011
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1983
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Red Lion, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Wardak Province, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 2011
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60 Site 9940

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 Unit Assignments
38th Rescue Squadron  - Jolly Ops24th Special Tactics SquadronUnited States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)/Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
  2003-2006, 38th Rescue Squadron - Jolly Ops
  2003-2006, 1T2X1, 38th Rescue Squadron - Jolly Ops
  2006-2011, 1T2X1, 24th Special Tactics Squadron
  2008-2011, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)/Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2011 Global War on Terror
  2006-2010 Global War on Terror/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
  2006-2011 Global War on Terror/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
CH-47 Chinook  
  2011-2011, CH-47 Chinook
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Notes/Articles
  Aug 13, 2011, Obit
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Raleigh, N.C. Three of the 30 U.S. servicemen killed in an Afghanistan helicopter crash last weekend were based at Fort Bragg's Pope Field, the Department of Defense said Thursday.
Tech Sgt. John W. Brown, 33, of Tallahassee, Fla., Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, of Long Beach, Calif., and Tech Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, 28, of York, Pa., were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade launched by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan hit their CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
All three were assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron.
   
Comments/Citation
His 2nd Bronze Star with Valor Citation:

On: 31 October 2008 - For exceptionally valorous achievement as an assault force pararescueman for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. On this date, Sergeant Zerbe's bravery under fire and decisive actions were instrumental to the elimination of a high ranking Taliban facilitator and enemy combatants. During an intense firefight, without regard for his own personal safety, Sergeant Zerbe exposed himself to enemy contact and maneuvered to a position of tactical advantage, enabling him to eliminate armed enemy combatants. His actions were crucial in ensuring the protection of the assault force and the success of the mission. Through his distinctive accomplishments, Staff Sergeant Zerbe reflected great credit upon himself, this command, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army.

His 4th Bronze Star Medal Citation:

Period: 1 July 2011 to 6 August 2011 - For exceptionally meritorious achievement as an assault force pararescueman for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this period, Sergeant Zerbe conducted several objectives resulting in multiple enemies eliminated and detained. He led the full spectrum medical and rescue planning, ensuring the successful execution of the task force's highest priority missions. On 4 August 2011, Sergeant Zerbe and his team responded on a mission to eliminate or capture a high-value Taliban commander in Afghanistan. His helicopter was attacked in the target area by enemy fighters and was shot down by a rocket propelled grenade. Through his distinctive accomplishments, Technical Sergeant Zerbe reflected great credit upon himself, this command, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army.

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