Trump awards posthumous Medal of Honor to late airman

  • Valerie Nessel, second from left, accompanied by family members, accepts the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump, second from right, for her husband Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, posthumously for conspicuous gallantry during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — An Air Force sergeant who gave his life while trying to rescue a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan was awarded the Medal of Honor on Wednesday by President Donald Trump, who lauded the airman’s “final act of supreme courage.”