Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman Firefight Afghanistan Battle of Takur Ghar USAF Medal of Honor

Published on Jul 28, 2018 by the Armed Forces Zone YouTube channel – This animated video represents the real events of 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Combat Controller Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism in Takur Ghar military operation where he with the team of US Navy Seals attempted to establish an observation post during Operation Anaconda. Video Credit-Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs , DVIDS.

Air Force technical sergeant John A Chapman receives Medal of Honor.

HEROISM HONORED – FIRST AIR FORCE MEDAL OF HONOR since the Vietnam War. President Trump presented the Medal of Honor to a fallen hero, Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman of the United States Air Force, who died serving in Afghanistan 16 years ago. Sergeant Chapman is the first member of the U.S. Air Force to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.

On March 4, 2002, on Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan, Sergeant Chapman charged into enemy fire through harrowing conditions, seized an enemy bunker, and killed its enemy occupants. Despite severe wounds, he continued to fight relentlessly, sustaining a violent engagement with multiple enemy personnel before paying the ultimate sacrifice. Sergeant Chapman’s heroic actions, at the cost of his life, are credited with saving the lives of his teammates. INFO @MAIL.WHITEHOUSE.GOV

PO1 Neil “Fifi” C. Roberts, born 1970, Woodland, California
USAF COMBAT CONTROL: TSgt John A. Chapman, born 1965, Springfield, Massachusetts
USAF PARARESCUE: SrA Jason D. Cunningham, born 1975, Carlsbad, New Mexico
USA RANGERS: CPL Matthew A. Commons, born 1981, Boulder City, Nevada
SGT Bradley S. Crose, born 1980, Orange Park, Florida
SPC Marc A. Anderson, born 1972, Brandon, Florida
USA 160th SOAR: SGT Phillip “Spytech” Svitak, born 1971, Neosho, Missouri

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