Predator Support for Roberts Ridge Battle – Afghanistan 2002

Predator support for Roberts Ridge battle in Afghanistan 2002. Video by Senior Airman James Thompson, 432nd Wing Public Affairs, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. August 30, 2018.

Watch a video depicting United States Air Force Predator support for Roberts Ridge battle in Afghanistan. On March 4, 2002 a desperate fight between a U.S. joint special operations team composed of SEALs and Air Force combat controllers and al Qaeda and Taliban forces took place on a snowy mountain top in Afghanistan. The SOF team on the Takur Ghar mountain top was the recipient of some air support provided by MQ-1 Predator air crews that helped the small SOF team with situational awareness and fire support. Two participants in that battle would be awarded the Medal of Honor – USAF ST Combat Controller John Chapman and Navy SEAL Britt Slabinski.

Watch the video:

Roberts Ridge: Seeing Through the Fog of War, DVIDS, August 30, 2018.
www.dvidshub.net/video/622147/roberts-ridge-seeing-though-fog-war

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Photo: Predator support for Roberts Ridge battle in Afghanistan 2002. Video by Senior Airman James Thompson, 432nd Wing Public Affairs, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. August 30, 2018.


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