09 Aug '18, 10pm

Video Shows Final Heroic Moments That Earned John Chapman the Medal of Honor

This article by Paul Szoldra originally appeared on Task & Purpose , a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues The U.S. Air Force has released video highlights from an overhead intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft taken on March 4, 2002 that shows the final heroic moments of Tech Sgt. John Chapman, who will receive the Medal of Honor for his bravery later this month. Chapman charged multiple machine-gun nests and engaged in hand-to-hand combat on the 10,000-foot peak known as Takur Ghar in Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda. Chapman, an Air Force combat controller, and six members of Navy SEAL Team 6 -- callsign Mako 30 -- were tasked with helicopter-inserting high above the valley so they could direct air strikes and provide intelligence for conventional troops below, who were attempting to flush out an estimate...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/08/09/video-show...

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