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Chapman family travels for Medal of Honor ceremony

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  • Secretary of the Air Force and 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Guilman, 24th Special Operations Wing command chief, left, holds the door open for Valerie Nessel, the widow of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, as she is welcomed by Col. Claude K. Tudor, Jr., 24 SOW commander, August 20, 2018, at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The White House announced July 27 that Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his selfless acts of heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar while deployed to Afghanistan in March of 2002. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)