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Alone at dawn : Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the untold story of the world's deadliest special operations force / Dan Schilling & Lori Chapman Longfritz.

Schilling, Dan, author. (Author). Longfritz, Lori Chapman, author. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781538729656
  • ISBN: 1538729652
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    The United States military is second to none in airpower, and much of the credit goes to the exceptional Combat Controllers who direct that airpower from the ground. Schilling, a retired Combat Controller, and Longfritz, Combat Controller John Chapman's sister, provide an illuminating examination of these brave service members who are capable of everything that America's other elite troops do while also carrying a heavy load of radios, batteries, sensors, and other equipment for their indispensable job. Starting from the genesis of combat control in WWII and Korea, this engaging and informative book presents everything readers might want to know about the Air Force's contribution to America's Special Operators. Chapman's biography is initially interspersed within the narrative to positive effect until it takes center stage as the authors chronicle Operation Anaconda at the beginning of the anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan, when Chapman displays courage and skill, saving 23 lives while sacrificing his own, thus earning a posthumous Medal of Honor. This is an excellent book about a modern-day hero in a military field that rarely makes the front page. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

A 30-year special operations and Combat Control veteran, Dan Schilling has numerous combat and clandestine deployments around the world, including the operation popularly known as Black Hawk Down where he is credited with saving the lives of a Ranger and SEAL under fire. He later founded and then served as the first commander of two special operations squadrons. An adrenaline enthusiast, he holds the Guinness world record for most BASE jumps in 24 hours (201), is a mountain speedwing pilot and ski instructor at Wasatch Adaptive Sports, helping those with challenges gain independence through skiing. He and his wife live in the alpine town of Alta, Utah.

Lori Chapman Longfritz is the second of four children born to Gene and Terry Chapman and shares the "middle child" slot with John. She was a longtime advocate for his Medal of Honor and is proud to share the story of her brother, who stood out from the ordinary long before he ever put on a uniform. Lori, her husband, and son, John, live in the "forever west" town of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Subject: Chapman, John Allan, 1965-2002.
United States. Air Force > Combat controllers > Biography.
United States. Air Force > Commando troops > History.
United States. Air Force.
Afghan War (2001-)
Takur Ghar, Battle of (Afghanistan : 2002)
Afghan War, 2001- > Aerial operations, American.
Takur Ghar, Battle of, Afghanistan, 2002.
Special forces (Military science) > United States > Biography.
Afghan War, 2003- > Campaigns.
Armed Forces > Combat controllers.
Armed Forces > Commando troops.
Military operations, Aerial > American.
Special forces (Military science)
United States.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
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