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Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on Aug. 22, Task & Purpose has learned.

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In Mel Gibson’s World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” Andrew Garfield plays Desmond T. Doss, an aw-shucks country boy from Virginia who enlisted in the Army in 1942, fought in the Battle of Okinawa, saved the lives of 75 men and won the Medal of Honor.

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Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James Pinsky

The Pentagon’s valor award review, which was first suggested by former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, may take nearly two years to complete.

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Department of Defense photo by EJ Hersom

It’s a myth so widely dispersed that even military publications are in on it — falsely referring to the nation’s highest award for valor in combat as the "Congressional" Medal of Honor. But as I staunchly maintain in violent Twitter fights, it’s just the Medal of Honor. So why do people think differently?

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