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Report: Medal of Honor approved for Air Force combat controller Tech. Sgt. John Chapman | Air Force Times
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Report: Medal of Honor approved for Air Force combat controller Tech. Sgt. John Chapman | Air Force Times

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.

Source: Report: Medal of Honor approved for Air Force combat controller Tech. Sgt. John Chapman | Air Force Times

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