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First airman since Vietnam to receive Medal of Honor | Military Times Minute

First airman since Vietnam to receive Medal of Honor | Military Times Minute


THIS IS MILITARY TIMES
MINUTE. I’M ANDREA SCOTT. TECH SGT. JOHN CHAPMAN, A COMBAT
CONTROLLER WHO WAS KILLED DURING THE FIERCE BATTLE OF ROBERTS
RIDGE IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2002, WILL BE POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE
MEDAL OF HONOR. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WILL PRESENT THE MEDAL TO
HIS WIFE AND FAMILY IN A WHITE HOUSE CEREMONY AUGUST 22.
CHAPMAN WILL BE THE FIRST AIRMAN SINCE THE VIETNAM WAR TO RECEIVE
THE NATION’S HIGHEST VALOR AWARD. THE MILITARY IS
RAISING THE MINIMUM DRINKING AGE FOR SERVICE MEMBERS AND DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL IN THE COUNTRY TO BAHRAIN TO 21 YEARS
OLD. THE CHANGE IS REPORTEDLY TO MORE CLOSELY FOLLOW NAVY
POLICIES — NOT IN RESPONSE TO ANY SPECIFIC ALCOHOL RELATED
EVENTS. A JAPANESE MAN ALLEGEDLY HAD HIS NECK SLASHED
WHEN HE TRIED TO STOP A SAILOR FROM VANDALIZING A VEHICLE
PARKED IN OKINAWA, JAPAN. 23-YEAR-OLD PETTY
OFFICER 2ND CLASS NEAL SCHEFFER WAS ARRESTED BY LOCAL POLICE
AFTER THREE MEN CALLED TO REPORT HIM FOR BREAKING THE SIDE MIRROR
OF A PARKED CAR AROUND 4 A.M. LOCAL POLICE SAY SCHEFFER
APPEARED TO BE HEAVILY INTOXICATED, AND WHEN
CONFRONTED, STRUCK AT ONE OF THE MEN WITH BROKEN MIRROR GLASS.
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