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Michael Chapman

In Memory of CPL Michael B.P. Chapman, USMC

September 30, 1993 – January 24, 2021

Career insights:

*Stationed in Camp Lejeune from November 2012-February 2013.

*Bravo FAST team as a Designated Marksman from March 2013-July 2014; stationed in Newport News Virginia. The FAST team was deployed to mainland Japan and went to Hong Kong, Korea, and Okinawa. 

*Joined 2nd Battalion 5th Marines in July 2014 (Echo) out of Camp Pendleton. 2/5 deployed out of the 31st MEU to Okinawa from May to October 2015. Spent time in Guam, Australia, and Japan. Michael was a Squad Leader during this deployment.


*Loved spending time with family at his favorite place, the Chapman Farm. Loved everything from cookouts to bonfires, fireworks to riding tractors and 4-wheelers. 

*Family was above all else for Michael as a son, brother, father, and uncle. 

*Loved tent camping and floating down the Mohican River. 

*He was a master craftsman and could turn ordinary barnwood into cherished gifts (signs, tables).

*He wore his cowboy boots and cowboy hat daily.

*Loved driving his truck on the backroads blasting country music.

*Lived by the words “Cowboy Up” that he got from our Grandpa Chapman.  He even got the saying tattooed on his arm. All his military friends called him “Cowboy.” 

*Michael was always the life of the party and could make friends with absolutely anyone.

*19 Marines flew in from all over the country to lay him to rest.

Michael Benjamin Patrick Chapman, 27, of Akron, Ohio passed away on January 24, 2021. He was born September 30, 1993 in Akron, the son of Christopher and Barbara (Douglas) Chapman. Michael graduated from Springfield High School in 2011 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After returning from his service, he worked in the field of construction. Michael loved his country, working around the Chapman Farm, and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ira Chapman and Al and Betty Douglas. Michael leaves behind a loving family: parents, Chris and Barb Chapman; daughter, Paisley; brother, Ryan (Annie) Chapman; sister, Brittany (Jason) Moore; nephews and nieces, Ben and Bryce Chapman, Ethan, Kalianna, and Mahayla Moore; special friend, Cayla Poteete; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

“I am saddened by the loss of Michael. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to your family. I knew Michael while he was in the Corps and served with him for over a year.  Paisley, your father was a courageous and honorable man. He brightened every room he walked into.” A remembrance shared.

Ohio was home. Final resting place: Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg, Ohio

Chapman Michael USMC