Medal of Honor to AF TSgt John Chapman

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  1. greentrees

    greentrees 5-Year Member

    Jun 30, 2009
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    First AF recipient of MOH since Vietnam to TSgt John Chapman, combat controller killed in Afghanistan Mar 4, 2002

    Ceremony was at WH on Wed, Hall of Heroes at Pentagon on Thu, AF Memorial Fri
    Here is link to Hall of Heroes Ceremony

    link to AF Memorial ceremony where he was promoted to MSgt is here but you have to play it a bit to get to actual video
    or AF Facebook page
  2. raimius

    raimius 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    A real hero. This was LONG past due.
  3. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

    Dec 13, 2010
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    RIP MSGT Chapman

    So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

    Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

    When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

    When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

    ~ Chief Tecumseh (Poem from Act of Valor the Movie)
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