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Tech Sgt. John A. Chapman, U.S. Air Force

John A. Chapman

unknown, CT
Born 1966
Windsor Locks, CT, United States
Died 2002


Tech Sgt. John A. Chapman gave his life for his country and to protect his fellow soldiers on March 4, 2002 on Takur Ghar Mountain in Afghanistan. He was a member of the famous "Seal Team 6" and was involved in Operation Anaconda and was initially attempting to rescue Navy Seal Neil Roberts who had fallen from their helicopter when it was shelled by enemy fire. Believed to have been killed in the subsequent action, he was temporarily left behind but later drone video's confirmed that while seriously wounded he regained consciousness and single-handedly fought the enemy until he was fatally struck down. He first received the Air Force Cross for his bravery. In a White House ceremony on August 22, 2018, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for valor. The nation mourns his passing and extends its condolences to his widow, his two daughters, and his mother.


Air Force Cross

Military Rank

Technical Sergeant

Years of Service


Wars, Campaigns, & Battles

Afghanistan War