An airman thought dead and left behind by SEAL's fought on
SEAL Team 6 and a Man Left forIt would be the first Medal of Honor based solely on technical evidence and not eyewitness reports.
Dead: A Grainy Picture of Valor
An airman with the unit is being considered for the Medal
of Honor after new video analysis suggested that he
fought alone bravely in a 2002 battle on an Afghan peak.
...It is an interesting story That speaks to the courage of special forces troops in mortal combat.
Now, more than 14 years after that brutal fight, in which seven Americans ultimately died, the Air Force says that Chief Slabinski was wrong — and that Sergeant Chapman not only was alive, but also fought on alone for more than an hour after the SEALs had retreated. The Air Force secretary is pushing for a Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award, after new technology used in an examination of videos from aircraft flying overhead helped officials conclude that the sergeant had killed two fighters with Al Qaeda — one in hand-to-hand combat — before dying in an attempt to protect arriving reinforcements.