Nathan R. Chapman


Age:   31
Hometown: Fort Lewis, Washington
Date of Death: 1/04/02
Incident Location: Paktia province, Afghanistan

Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Sgt
Unit: 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group
Unit's Base: Fort Lewis, Wash

Friends of Nathan's gathered at Fort Lewis to recall a Serious Soldier and Family Man whose wit was sharpest when things were bad. "He always made you laugh," said SFC William Pence, who came up through the ranks with Nathan in a Rangers Battalion and then as Green Berets.