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wildman43 26 April 2018 20:57

Tech. Sgt. John Chapman to have AF Cross upgraded to MOH
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Report: Air Force combat controller Tech. Sgt. John Chapman to have AF Cross upgraded to MOH

Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, the combat controller who was killed during the fierce Battle of Roberts Ridge in Afghanistan in 2002, will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, according to a report in Task and Purpose.
Chapman would be the first airman to receive a Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for valor, for actions since the Vietnam War.
Chapman originally received an Air Force Cross, the second-highest valor award an airman can receive, for his heroism during the March 4, 2002, battle against al Qaida fighters.
But newly-enhanced video from a Predator drone showed more evidence that Chapman was not dead, but instead unconscious, when a team of Navy SEALs withdrew from the battle under withering fire.




ramzmedic 26 April 2018 21:17

RIP Warrior. You've given the ultimate sacrifice, and you have earned it. AFC or MOF, you are the real deal.

Great story wildman. Thx!

1RiserSlip 26 April 2018 22:01

It has in the CCT thread but deservingly belongs here now.

MountainBum 26 April 2018 22:47

About time.

Spinner 18 May 2018 14:10

Looks like there is a bit of controversy over the award, the Air Force insists that Chapman was still alive when the SEALs withdrew from the mountain and the Navy is just as adamant that he had already been killed.


gavin 18 May 2018 14:12

If only there was a "search" function on SOCNET...

Spinner 18 May 2018 14:26

I see that now, I went to the wrong thread.

gavin 18 May 2018 14:28


Steve40th 18 May 2018 19:52

RIP warrior. I wish his family closure and peace.

agonyea 25 May 2018 07:07

Lest we forget......

swamppirate 25 May 2018 19:16


SN 26 May 2018 11:00

October ceremony is the current plan.

Linda1961 27 May 2018 15:17

RIP and thank you for your service. Prayers for family and friends for closure.

hawkdrver 27 May 2018 15:21

[QUOTE=MountainBum;1058721214]About time.[/QUOTE]


Sigi 18 July 2019 02:40

I searched for this video but I couldn't find it posted.

Has anyone ever seen this?

"First Medal of Honor act ever captured on film! This footage is absolutely INREDIBLE. John 'Chappy' Chapman (Air Force CCT) was posthumously awarded the medal of Honor and qualified for a second MOH Award."


Shadow 18 July 2019 07:25


I searched for this video but I couldn't find it posted...[/QUOTE]

FYI, it's posted in the CCT forum, "Alone At Dawn" thread, post #2...

P304X4 2 October 2019 10:50

John is the first Combat Controler to receive the MOH. There are two other enlisted airmen that received the MOH during VN era.

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