John Chapman


chapman, johnJohn Chapman, a combat controller assigned to the 24th Special Tactics Squadron, posthumously received the military's highest award, an upgrade of his Air Force Cross, for his actions on March 4, 2002. He is the first U.S. airman to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War and the 19th since the Air Force was established in 1947. When President Donald Trump posthumously bestowed Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman with the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House Aug. 22, 2018, it marked, in the words of Air Force Chief Gen. Dave Goldfein "the beginning of a year-long celebration of this incredible warrior who requires us all to be better airmen".


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