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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 May 2018 11:05 a.m. PST

…Thursday afternoon at the White House, President Trump presented Slabinski with the Medal of Honor for his actions getting wounded team members off the mountain and directing devastating close-air-support against the enemy…


BW195924 May 2018 12:45 p.m. PST

And none for Airman Chapman ?

Legion 424 May 2018 2:16 p.m. PST

I saw that in the news … Well deserved …

BW195924 May 2018 5:19 p.m. PST

I stand corrected it was Sgt Chapman (& Airman Cunningham)

Personal logo TheWhiteDog Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2018 6:29 p.m. PST

Considering my branch, I don't have much pleasant to say about this situation.

foxweasel24 May 2018 10:40 p.m. PST

What branch are you Whitedog?

Personal logo TheWhiteDog Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

Was Air Force.

The more that comes out about the inter-service politics of this one, the more I wish the Navy would have left it alone. Slabinksi is a good man, but Takur Ghar was a ClusterBleeped text of epic proportions.

With the controversy over what happened to TSgt Chapman, this situation will have some lasting effects.

LORDGHEE25 May 2018 5:49 p.m. PST
ToysnSoldiers Inactive Member26 May 2018 2:00 a.m. PST

People that weren't there second-guessing people that were and now must live with the consequences. Nothing new.

Legion 426 May 2018 5:38 a.m. PST

Indeed …

BW195926 May 2018 6:30 a.m. PST

Not really, not saying Slabinski didn't earn it, but why is the US Navy delaying Chapmans medal?

Personal logo TheWhiteDog Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

That's a simple answer; if Chapman gets the medal that means the SEALS made a mistake, and left him behind.

Wolfhag27 May 2018 5:41 p.m. PST

A great example how poor recon, upper echelon C&C mistakes, friction, fog of war and poor but well-meaning decisions can build into a perfect storm of a bad operation.


Legion 428 May 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

Or as I was told by some of the "old timers" … Bleeped text happens …

BW195928 May 2018 1:51 p.m. PST

Nice article from Task & purpose on this



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