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Officials to unveil Chapman plaque at Randolph’s Airmen’s Heritage Park

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  • Air Education and Training Command

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The late Master Sgt. John Chapman will be honored during a plaque unveiling ceremony, hosted by members of the Special Warfare Training Wing, at Airmen’s Heritage Park here, March 4, 2021.

Chapman was a combat controller who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, 2018, for his actions in the Battle of Takur Ghar during the War in Afghanistan. He is the first Airman to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.                  

Built in 2008, Airmen’s Heritage Park is a nine-acre park that is dedicated to all Airmen who have served and are currently serving in the Air Force. It contains a pavilion, public restrooms, a half-mile walking path and the Medal of Honor memorial which displays Army Air Corps and Air Force Medal of Honor recipients who served in World War I, World War II, Korea War and Vietnam War, and now Chapman from the War in Afghanistan.

Chapman was honored one year ago by JBSA officials, when the former JBSA Lackland Training Annex was renamed JBSA-Chapman Training Annex. The annex is the location where Chapman began his training for his Air Force career in 1989.

Livestreaming for the event can be found at the Special Warfare Training Wing Facebook page at at 10 a.m. central.