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.
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.