On Friday, August 24,2018 the Medal of Honor was awarded to Air Force Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman (posthumously). He was killed defending his fellow warriors on a mountain in Afghanistan. Part of a Special Operations branch of the US Air Force, Sgt Chapman engaged the enemy fearlessly, charging a bunker uphill in hip-deep snow while under heavy fire.
His widow Valerie, daughters Brianna and Madison and mother Terry unveiled his name on the Medal of Honor wall at the Air Force Memorial. Sgt Chapman is the first Air Force member to receive the Medal of Honor since Vietnam.