Chapman serves in Romania
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Army Sgt. Steven Chapman, son of Wayne Chapman of Alabaster, is a wheeled vehicle mechanic who is spending a few months in Romania, sharing military skills and interacting with Romanians.
Chapman is a part of what the United States military is calling a “proof of principal” exercise, which means the two countries are building military relations to help prepare for the prospect of future coalitions.
Chapman’s permanent duty station is located in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, with the 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery. But while here, Chapman is absorbing Romanian culture that will leave a lasting impression.
Chapman has served in the Army for six years, to include a year in Iraq, from 2003 to 2004.
Chapman now lives with allies who less than a generation ago would have been considered an adversary
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