Monday, April 04, 2005

I Feel A Special Kinship With USAF Combat Controllers

The one I purchased has the name John A. Chapman, TSGT, USAF, who was a Special Tactics Combat Controller. He was the first CCT member KIA in Operation Enduring Freedom. I am a former Combat Controller and a life member of the Combat Control Association, and I attended the CCT 50th Anniversary Reunion in the fall of 2003. There was a special ceremony at Hurlburt Field, dedicating a memorial to TSGT Chapman and other fallen Special Tactics airmen, and his widow was in attendance. I did not know the man, as I served back in the 1970's, but I feel a special kinship and camaraderie with USAF Combat Controllers, and hold them especially in prayer in the war on "terrorism."

Thanks for doing your part.


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