HISTORIAN, DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY
He graduated from Bordentown
Military Institute and attended the
He joined the U.S. Army in 1955. He was a member of the Honor Guard with the 3rd
Infantry Regiment at
After retiring he did
volunteer historical work for the Prince William County Forest Park. He enjoyed traveling, with his wife and
family, in the
He was a member of Theta Chi
Fraternity, White House 1600 Communications Association, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, National Rifle Association;
Associate Member of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, Chapman Family
Association (Genealogy), Bordentown Military Institute Alumni and the
His military decorations included the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal (7th Award) National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, with Palm, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Meritorious Unit Citation, 2 overseas Service Bars, the German Army Marksmanship in Bronze, Certificate of Recognition - Cold War, Defense Nuclear Agency Director’s Career Achievement Award and numerous civilian Outstanding Performance Awards.
His wife Gerry, of 51 years, preceded him in death. He has two daughters. Theresa Shaeffer married to Christopher with grandson Jeremiah, and granddaughter Veronica of Paso Robles, CA. Cynthia DePoy married to Brian with granddaughter Addison and grandsons Hudson and Bryson of Bealeton, VA. His father Harry E. Chapman and mother Grace Chapman preceded him in death.
Interment will be held at
A memorial gift in his honor can be sent online to the Disabled American Veterans.