With December 22nd being the 20th Anniversary of the Battle of Takur Ghar, the Combat Control Foundation, in collaboration with the Chapman family and the Air Force Academy honored Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sergeant John A. Chapman (MSgt Chapman) throughout this year’s 20th anniversary Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl.
When the Falcons take the field, on the back of their helmets you will see the symbol for the Air Force’s Combat Control Teams, an elite special operations force who provide all aspects of combat air-ground communication. It is the team’s tribute to the selfless acts of MSgt Chapman on Roberts Ridge, Afghanistan, that ultimately earned him the military’s highest honor.
During the 4th quarter, retired Brigadier General Dale E. Stovall (BG Stovall) was awarded the 2022 MSgt John A. Chapman award by retired Air Force Combat Controller, Chief Master Sergeant Michael West. The award was presented to individuals that embody this leading Air Force ethos “Service Before Self”. BG Stovall is a 1967 Air Force Academy graduate, Air Force Cross recipient and HH53 rescue helicopter pilot, who repeatedly infiltrated a hostile and heavily defended area to rescue a fellow airman.