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Old 5 January 2011, 20:59
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It has been yet another year, Nate you are still missed my brother.
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If we aren't at war, I have been having some really bad dreams for about six or seven years now and need to explain to my wife and family why I have spent about 40 months away from home...

...so are we just "at odds"
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Old 6 January 2011, 09:21
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Never forgotten, Amigo.

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Old 6 January 2011, 10:39
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I am glad to see this site is still alive. Nate was one hell of a guy, and not someone that is easily forgotten.
RIP brother Nate and remember SERE with me
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Old 21 January 2011, 23:20
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Old 10 September 2011, 03:18
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Pardon the intrusion but I just saw this, an article about a remembrance service for SFC Chapman, on a friend's facebook.
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Old 10 September 2011, 14:02
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Pardon the intrusion but I just saw this, an article about a remembrance service for SFC Chapman, on a friend's facebook.
Thanks for posting this up MacDuff.
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Old 10 September 2011, 19:33
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Nice posting. Good to see.

Thanks for bringing my attention to this thread.

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Old 12 September 2011, 09:17
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Nate,

Rest peacefully, Brother, all this time later, you are still not forgotten.
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Old 16 September 2011, 03:13
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The "Ranger", a paper published for the (former Ft. Lewis) JBLM community recently had a picture of Nate on the cover and an article inside about him. Awesome dude and a missed team mate.
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Old 16 September 2011, 03:27
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Having served in 1st Group, and been to Abad multiple times, it's nice to finally learn a bit about the man. Thank you for sharing your story Griffin. I'll hoist one in his honor.
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Old 4 January 2012, 13:04
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10 years ago today, SFC Nathan Ross Chapman became the first American military death in the GWOT. RIP, Warrior.

http://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/B...man_Nathan.pdf
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Old 4 January 2012, 14:01
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Here's to you, Nate. Always remembered my Brother.
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Old 4 January 2012, 15:11
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10 years ago today, SFC Nathan Ross Chapman became the first American military death in the GWOT. RIP, Warrior.

http://www.soc.mil/Memorial%20Wall/B...man_Nathan.pdf
Wow, ten years...time is passing
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Old 4 January 2012, 16:28
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De Oppresso Liber My Brother...

Memorial Plaque to SFC Nate Chapman at entrance to Fire Base Chapman, Khowst Afghanistan, May 2002...


Fire Base Chapman...a little Fort Apache next to a dirt airstrip...Khowst, May 2002


Another view of Fire Base Chapman, May 2002


Fire Base Chapman airstrip from top of sandbagged observation tower. Note 2 x Northern Alliance T-54/55s (right side of photo) which were used in daylight counter-battery artillery duels vs. enemy 122mm rocketeers firing from the high ground a few klicks away from the airstrip.


The memorial plaque was mounted at the entrance gate (between the little three story sandbagged airfield tower and the airstrip it faced). The picture of the dirt airstrip was taken from on top of the same tower.

I understand that the place has changed significantly, but during 2001/2002, it was still Fort Apache. The local Muj would come out onto the airstrip and use it as a prone firing position for night time PKM harassment attacks. Frequent 107mm/122mm launches against the little walled & sandbagged fortress came from the hills or the nearby wadis. Aggressive SF night patrolling and sniper ambushes put a stop to all that.

Nate's passing was still very fresh in everyone's minds.
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Old 4 January 2012, 19:13
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I've been toasting you ever since I got off work today, my brother. I can't believe it's been ten years. You are missed just like it was the first week, amigo. We'll meet again in Valhalla....save me a good seat.

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Ten years...I would write that it seems like yesterday, but I have felt the passage of this last 10 years like it was 50 years.

See you at the ORP, Nate.
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...but I have felt the passage of this last 10 years like it was 50 years.
Well said. I think many of us feel that way.
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Old 4 January 2012, 21:14
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RIP Nate. Thank you for your service and dedication to keeping us safe.

Everyone who knew Nate, keep those memories close. They will ensure he lives on in your hearts and minds.

Praying for all family and friends.

Peace & blessings.
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Old 4 January 2012, 22:58
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Still fresh...I remember the moment I heard that it was you
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