Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Indeed the awarding of the Medal of Honor [MoH] to an enlisted airman [USAF] is a rare event.
Thanks to the Daily Mail and the tip from Freeper:
"Unfathomable heroics of airman left behind by SEAL Team 6 during furious Afghan mountaintop battle in 2002 revealed in new video that shows he died fighting Al Qaeda with his BARE HANDS"
• "Sgt. John Chapman was an Air Force computer technician who served as radioman [CCT for Navy SEAL Team 6"
• "He joined a mission to establish an observation post on a strategically crucial mountain in southeastern Afghanistan"
• "As his team came under heavy fire, he is believed to have been knocked unconscious, leading his squad leader to think he was dead"
• "The furious engagement became known as the Battle of Takur Ghar or the Battle of Roberts Ridge"
• "Seven US servicemen also lost their lives during the encounter in March, 2003"
• "New evidence suggests that he regained consciousness and kept fighting even though he was surrounded by Al Qaeda militants."
FOUGHT OFF THE ENEMY WITH HIS BARE HANDS AND WHILE ALONE!!
Richard Etchberger and John Lee Levitow from the era of the Vietnam War the two last enlisted Airmen to receive the MoH.
NOW Sgt. John Chapman add to that list of distinguished USAF enlisted personnel!