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    Tech. Sgt. John Chapman Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony [Image 3 of 5]

    Tech. Sgt. John Chapman Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony



    Photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank 

    Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs     

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright present the Medal of Honor flag to Valerie Nessel, spouse of Medal of Honor recipient Tech. Sgt. John Chapman during the Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Va., Aug. 23, 2018. Sergeant Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan on March 4, 2002. An elite special operations team was ambushed by the enemy and came under heavy fire from multiple directions. Chapman immediately charged an enemy bunker through high-deep snow and killed all enemy occupants. Courageously moving from cover to assault a second machine gun bunker, he was injured by enemy fire. Despite severe wounds, he fought relentlessly, sustaining a violent engagement with multiple enemy personnel before making the ultimate sacrifice. With his last actions he saved the lives of his teammates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)



    Date Taken: 08.23.2018
    Date Posted: 08.24.2018 07:21
    Photo ID: 4671465
    VIRIN: 180823-F-YU668-0609
    Resolution: 3545x2200
    Size: 5.09 MB
    Location: ARLINGTON, VA, US

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