US Army Colonel Daniel T. Chapman (Ret.) and Mrs. Barbara Chapman, through the Daniel & Barbara Chapman Trust, established the Chapman Prize in 2016 as their legacy to recognize and honor each year the efforts and achievements of individuals and organizations that have contributed most significantly to improving the quality of life in America.
Barbara & Daniel Chapman
Born in Dillon, Montana, Col. Chapman served in the U.S. Army during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, earning decorations that include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Oak leaf cluster, and the Army and Joint Service Commendations Medals. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, he was stationed at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. During the Korean War, he fought at Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill. Col. Chapman and Mrs. Chapman were married for over 50 years.
Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company in Alexandria, Virginia serves as trustee of the Daniel and Barbara Chapman Trust.