The first American military casualty of the War on Terrorism, Special Forces Sgt. The War on Terrorism (also known as the War on Terror) is the common term for the military political and legal, and ideological conflict and specifically for U 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman was shot by a 14-year old sniper in Gardez on January 4, 2002. Gardēz is the capital of the Paktiā province of Afghanistan. Events 46 BC - Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina. 
Born at Andrews Airforce Base where his father was stationed, Nathan Chapman grew up in a variety of towns across the United States, but listed his hometown as San Antonio, Texas when he joined the military at the age of 18. Andrews Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. He'd never lived in San Antonio, but that's where his grandparents were. 
Assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group following the September 11th attacks, Chapman was directing troop movements from the back of a flatbed truck when he was shot. The 5th Special Forces Group is a US Army Special Forces unit that was activated on 21 September 1961 during the Vietnam war by A flatbed truck is a type of Truck which can be either articulated or rigid  He did not die instantly from the attack, which also saw a CIA agent wounded. near as long as it used to be several months ago It has been actively summarized and split into sub-articles and there is a dynamic talk page discussion of all 
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration which may be awarded for bravery acts of merit or meritorious service 
Chapman, his wife and two children lived in Tacoma, Washington.
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