WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is the award of a posthumous Medal of Honor to an air force sergeant, who died trying to rescue a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan.
Trump is the presentation of the medal to the widow of Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, a resident of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, in the White House.
He praised Chapman for his courage and helped with the rescue of more than 20 American service members.
Chapman’s helicopter came under heavy fire in Afghanistan in March 2002, the throwing of Navy petty officer 1st Class Neil Roberts on the enemy forgive Takur Ghar mountain. The other members of Chapman’s special operations team crash-land in the near and boarded another plane for the placement of a rescue attempt for Roberts.
Chapman was seriously injured by enemy fire, but continued to engage the enemy.