WWE.com has an article at this link looking at how WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter attended the funeral of his nephew, Army Ranger Cpl. Benjamin Stephen Kopp, this past weekend.

The article adds:

“On July 10, Kopp and his unit attacked a Taliban safe haven as part of the United States? continued actions against the fundamentalist organization. For several hours, the servicemen were assailed from multiple directions, and in the process killed more than 10 enemy combatants.

During the operation however, Kopp was seriously wounded, necessitating that he be transported to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and then to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Sadly, despite the best efforts of the medical team, Kopp died as a result of his wounds on July 18.”

Slaughter will host tonight’s WWE Raw in Calgary.

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