(National Sentinel) The Real Deal: While idiot NFL players were busy kneeling and protesting America during Thursday night’s official preseason launch, the family of an Air Force hero was grieving his loss.

The Air Force released stunning video of Tech Sgt. John Chapman’s final stand in Afghanistan, where he died recently in the heat of battle.

As The Daily Caller reported, via The Western Journal:

Taken from an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flying overhead, the video shows Chapman’s relentless counterattack on al-Qaeda fighters in the battle of Takur Ghar mountain.

The battle was part of Operation Anaconda, a series of engagements led by CIA paramilitary officers and U.S. special operations troops that sought to root out and destroy al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in the Afghanistan’s [sic] Shah-i-Kot Valley.

Chapman, an Air Force combat controller, and six members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 had landed on the 10,000-foot peak to rescue another SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, who had been stranded there in an aborted mission just hours before.

The team almost immediately came under withering fire from three directions. Alongside SEAL Chief Britt Slabinski, Chapman charged ahead, engaging multiple enemy positions and killing two al-Qaeda fighters who were firing from a fortified position.

As the battle continued, Chapmen moved ahead of the SEAL team as it advanced when he started taking fire from a second enemy position.

He was able to take out the Al Qaeda fighters in their fortified position but was hit and wounded by gunfire, leaving him incapacitated on the battlefield, the Air Force said.

Believing he was killed and under fire themselves, the SEAL team withdrew so that a nearby Air Force gunship could take out the remaining enemy.

However, Chapman then regained consciousness and started to fight once again. Though seriously wounded, he continued to fight the enemy for more than an hour, often in hand-to-hand combat.

His final act of heroism was laying down covering fire for an incoming quick reaction force; as he battled, he was shot in the chest and killed.

POTUS Donald Trump will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Chapman’s wife, Valerie Nessel, at a White House ceremony Aug. 22.

Chief Slabinski also received the Medal of Honor for his actions that day on May 24, becoming the second living SEAL member to receive our country’s highest military honor during the war in Afghanistan.

Think about Tech Sgt. Chapman and every one of our serving men and women who put their lives on the line for our country every day while overpaid millionaire athletes bitch about and disrespect America.

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