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Metal of Honer Recipient - Chapman's Final Stand

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The U.S. Air Force released video highlights Thursday of a firefight in which Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman made a final stand to save the lives of fellow troops on a mountaintop in Afghanistan, an act of bravery that will earn him a posthumous Medal of Honor later in August.

Taken from an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flying overhead, the video shows Chapman’s relentless counterattack on al-Qaeda fighters in the battle of Takur Ghar mountain. The battle was part of Operation Anaconda, a series of engagements led by CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. special operations troops that sought to root out and destroy al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in the Afghanistan’s Shah-i-Kot Valley.

Chapman, an Air Force combat controller, and six members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 had landed on the 10,000-foot peak to rescue another SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, who had been stranded there in an aborted mission just hours before.

The team almost immediately came under withering fire from three directions. Alongside SEAL Chief Britt Slabinski, Chapman charged ahead, engaging multiple enemy positions and killing two al-Qaeda fighters who were firing from a fortified position.

Keep reading…at the Daily Caller 

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Thanks Bigwave ! Sends chills up and down my spine ! God bless our American soldiers ! May we all be brave as them in our strive of adversities. 

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7 hours ago, Texstorm said:

Thanks Bigwave ! Sends chills up and down my spine ! God bless our American soldiers ! May we all be brave as them in our strive of adversities. 

Hooah!!!👍👍🇺🇸

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15 hours ago, Botzwana said:

The MEDAL may go to this guy....but as the title says....the METAL of honor has to go to Iron Maiden...

LOL  Right on Botzwana!

 

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