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Brendan Gaughan to honor fallen soldier

NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brendan Gaughan will honor a soldier who sacrificed his life to save others with a special sticker on his No. 62 Chevrolet in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 6oo in Concord, N.C.

Gaughan, a Las Vegan, will honor Tech Sgt. John Chapman as part of Memorial Day weekend ceremonies.

Chapman died March 4, 2002, in Afghanistan.

He was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross in 2003. Chapman is one of only five men to have received that honor, second in stature to the Medal of Honor, since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Contact Mark Anderson at manderson@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2914. Follow him on Twitter: @markanderson65.

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