Posted on Nov 03, 2022

For nineteen years, CFB Rotary has sought to honor our community’s veterans. On Thursday, November 3, dozens of veterans, of all ages and all branches, were in attendance for our 19th Annual Veterans’ Appreciation Lunch, featuring special guest speaker Lt Gen John Campbell, USAF. 

General Campbell briefed us on the Battle of Roberts Ridge, one of the first military incidents in which armed drones engaged the enemy.

In detailing the unfolding battle fought south of Kabul, Afghanistan, in early March 2002, General Campbell highlighted the heroism of Navy Petty Officer Neil Roberts (Navy Cross), Air Force Tech Sgt John Chapman (Medal of Honor), Navy Chief Petty Officer Britt Slabinski (Medal of Honor), Air Force Sgt Keary Miller (Air Force Cross), Air Force Staff Sgt Gabe Brown (Silver Star), and Air Force Senior Airman Jason Cunningham (Air Force Cross).