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Slain Pope Airman Honored In Ceremony

Posted January 10, 2003 1:57 a.m. EST

— The family of a Pope airman killed in the war on terrorism accepts a prestigious award on his behalf.

Military leaders presented the Air Force Cross to Sgt. John Chapman's widow Friday.

Chapman died when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan during Operation Anaconda.

The Air Force Cross is one of the country's highest military honors.