Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman Finally Receives The Medal Of Honor
In the last two hours of his life, Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman saved the lives of a special operations teams by sacrificing himself to stop the enemy from shooting down a helicopter carrying reinforcements to the battle. “In this final act of supreme courage, John gave his for life for his fellow warriors,” President Donald Trump said on Wednesday as he posthumously awarded Chapman the Medal of Honor. “Through his extraordinary sacrifice, John helped save more than 20 American service members.” On March 4, 2002, Chapman and his teammates were on a reconnaissance mission, unaware that the mountaintop where they were supposed to land was actually an enemy stronghold. During their approach, their helicopter was hit several times by rocket-propelled grenade, and Navy SEAL Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts was thrown out of the aircraft.
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