Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on August 22, 2018.
Chapman, a combat controller, will be the 19th Airman awarded the Medal of Honor since the Department of the Air Force was established in 1947. He will be the first Airman recognized with the medal for heroic actions occurring after the Vietnam War and the 19th Airman to be honored as such.
During the Medal of Honor at the White House, President Trump called Chapman a “great warrior” as he told attendees about the airman’s efforts in the battle.