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Jul 11, 2019
East1999 All-American
There was some controversy over another person awarded the MoH in this
same firefight since he and others left Chapman behind. This may have been mentioned in the video. I didn't watch it, just recognized the footage and name.

"But the award has renewed controversy over exactly what transpired — and the decisions Mr. Slabinski made — during the 14-hour battle on Takur Ghar, a mountain in Afghanistan.

During the firefight, Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, an Air Force combat controller acting as the unit’s radioman, was left behind. Mr. Slabinski had believed Sergeant Chapman to be dead and moved the rest of the team — including Stephen Toboz, who had a serious leg injury — off the mountain peak.

It was a devastating decision for a leader of an elite team that, like many other military units, prides itself on leaving no one behind."



Originally posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 12:16:09pm
Message modified by East1999 on Jul 11, 2019 at 12:23:09pm
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