Final Moments of Slain Airman Released

The final heroic moments of a US Airman who died in combat have been released. Fox News reports:

The U.S. Air Force on Thursday released an aerial video that shows highlights of Tech Sgt. John Chapman’s heroics during hand-to-hand combat on an Afghanistan peak before he was killed by Al Qaeda militants.

Chapman, 36, a native of Windsor Locks, Conn., could be seen on March 4, 2002, charging the enemy on Takur Ghar, a 10,000-foot mountain, Task & Purpose reported. Chapman joined Navy SEALs in an effort to recover a wounded comrade who had fallen from the aircraft after it was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Chapman “charged into enemy fire through harrowing conditions,” seized a bunker and killed its occupants, the White House said.

The Air Force said he was struck and temporarily incapacited by enemy fire when he moved from one protective cover to engage the enemy.

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Chapman demonstrated the highest level of heroism in defense of America and its way of life.

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Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann
4 years ago

America is Blessed with Men like Tech SGT. John Chapman, who gave his All on the Field of Afghanistan.
We honor & cherish the lives of such Brave Men & we must never allow the Al Quaeda Butchers to set Foot on one Inch of American Soil. We must stand with President Trump & guard America from these heartless Murderers.

Gemma
4 years ago

God bless our fighting men & women ????????????????????????

AmericaWakeUp
4 years ago

All the reason for all Americans to stand during our National Anthem and honor our flag and the men and women that have fought so hard so that all Americans could have their freedom!!!

Tom Edwards
Tom Edwards
4 years ago

We have many unindenified Heros. I know of one who saved many lives in Vietnam. But Hanoi John Kerry gets metals for things he did not do.

Mary Diecidue
Mary Diecidue
4 years ago

Agree with you America Wake Up!!!!!!!!AMEN!!!!!!

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

I couldn’t agree more. US Army 1969-1971.

James Benton
4 years ago

U.S.NAVY 1962 thru 1966 good days bad days.lost friends.america the greatest country in the world because of the gladiators who fought and died for me.love america show her and her flag the respect and honor she deserves or get the hell out of my great America emediately. Do not pass go do not collect 200 dollars just get your sorry butt across the border into Mexico and let’s just see how much complaining and protesting and demonstrating you will be doing.jgb

Joy D. Brower
Joy D. Brower
4 years ago

I am truly inspired by this wonderful man’s heroic actions! Next to this brave warrior, I’m a complete wimp! But with proper training (which, obviously, he had!) and in a dire and life-threatening situation, there is no fore-knowledge of what each of us can do under those circumstances! I only hope that if ever I had to face “the bad guys,” I would give it my all and, if necessary, go down in the attempt!

K
K
4 years ago

I urge all who read this act of bravery & heroism to not just read these words but to close your eyes & envision every moment of the mans last minutes on earth. How many of us would be so willing to jump into enemy fire to rescue one of our fallen? My guess, not too many.
We all must be greatful for this man & all the brave men & women who serve so that we may keep our freedoms & honor our flag.
Many thanks to all who have served and continue to serve. God Bless You & God Bless AMERICA!

raygun
raygun
4 years ago

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/edmund_burke.html

When Ronald Reagan gave his inaugural address as governor of California on January 5, 1967, he warned the people of his state – and also every American – that liberty should not be taken for granted:
“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.”

From some one that was there, Retired engineer, Texan and USN vet, 1966-1969; HM, FMF Corpsman “Doc” (USMC, PH); the “Big E” (CVN-65), USS Repose (AH-16), USS Lexington (CVT-16); Freedom is NOT Free, It must Be Bought and Paid for with Service, Sacrifice, Blood, Pain, Sweat and Tears, just ask the Vietnamese. Anchors Aweigh, Semper Fi, Ooorah.

raygun
raygun
4 years ago

To all Federal (SP, MP, FBI, CIA, Fed Marshals, ICE, BP, Costies, …), state (DPS) , county and local law enforcers that serve every day, on or off the clock, day and night and military, past, present and future, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, SACRIFICE, BLOOD, PAIN, SWEAT AND TEARS.

CAROL
CAROL
4 years ago

HE AND THOSE LIKE HIM ARE WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT AND THOSE THAT SUPPORT THEM AT FOOTBALL GAMES BY HONORING OUR FLAG AND ANTHEM. ONES SUCH AS ANTIFA SHOULD BE LABELED TERRORISTS AND ARRESTED AND PUT IN JAIL. THEY ARE REALLY FASCISTS AND WANT TO FINISH WHAT OBAMA STARTED AND SOME OF HIS CRONIES AND TAKE OUR AMERICA DOWN. THEY ALREADY STARTED IN SCHOOLS AND DUMBED DOWN OUR STUDENTS, TAKEN OUR HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT CLASSES, AND DESTROYING STATUTES.

Bruce
Bruce
4 years ago

An Frenchman named Alexander De Torquiville came to the U.S.A back in the 1800’s (Reseach it for more info) to find out what made America GREAT! He staye dfor a period of several years, I beleive and then when itw as all over, he cameto the conclusion that The U.S.A. was great for one reason, and that reason was becuase GOD is GREAT! The U.S.A. Revered God and His precepts and preached and taught His word and promoted that same word! GOD?Jesus Christ ALONE made the U.S.A. GREAT!

James
James
4 years ago

Amen!
US Army 1970-1972

Martin Korab
4 years ago

God Bless our Armed Forces and all who serve. God Bless President Trump and his Administration for all the great work they are doing by fulfilling all his campaign promises. President Trump is really a man of his word and we believe that he is truly God’s Gift to America. GO TRUMP ! GO PENCE ! Sincerely, Martin Korab

Don
Don
4 years ago

A powerful story and am very proud of Sgt. Chapman. We now have another man to compare to the tinkerbells raised int eh last 60 years. Rest in peace, Sgt.

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