Medal of Honor Air Force Memorial Unveiling Ceremony
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Medal of Honor recipient and Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman's name is unveiled on the Air Force Memorial Honor Wall, August 24, 2018 at 10:00am.
Chapman's widow, Valerie Nessel, was presented the medal by President Donald J. Trump during a White House ceremony, August 22, 2018, in recognition of Chapman's "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty."
Chapman was the 19th Airman to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Department of the Air Force was established in 1947, and the first Airman recognized with the medal for heroic actions occurring after the Vietnam War. He was also the first Special Tactics Airman to receive the medal. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for heroism in military action that the Nation can bestow on a member of its Armed Forces.