Master Sergeant, John Chapman
Born in 1965 in Springfield, Massachusetts Chapman joined the United States Air Force in 1985 where he was trained as an information systems operator.
Then in 1990 he joined the elite Combat Control Team (CCT). The Air Force combat controller programme is two years long where only one in ten graduate, one of instructors remembers him as “sharp”.
He then went on to serve with the 1721st Combat Control Squadron, and it was here he met and then married Valerie. They had two daughters, Brianna, and Madison together.