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Colorado Springs Gold Star Mother Travels To DC For Son’s Medal Of Honor Ceremony


Terry and John Chapman over Christmas weekend 2001. It was a final day Terry Chapman saw her son before he was killed in fight in Afghanistan.

Courtesy of Terry Chapman

Even when he was a toddler, John Chapman wanted to take caring of others. When his mom, Terry, was upset, he’d put his hands on her face and tell her, “It’s okay, mommy.”

That merciful suggestion led John Chapman into a 17-year troops career with a Air Force. The 36-year-old technical sgt. died in fight in Afghanistan in 2002 after retrieving a physique of a depressed soldier. 

This month, Terry Chapman will transport from Colorado Springs to Washington, D.C. to watch a as John Chapman’s mother accepts his Medal of Honor. He is a initial airman to accept a country’s top troops respect given a Vietnam War.

Article source: https://www.cpr.org/news/story/colorado-springs-gold-star-mother-accepts-medal-of-honor-for-deceased-son

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