Fourth time’s the charm

Riley Joseph Chapman (center) holds a photo of his great-grandfather, Army Pvt. Riley Virgil Chapman, at the Phoenix Military Entrance Processing Station, Sept. 17, 2014. Chapman is the fourth generation in his family to enlist in the military on that date. His great-grandfather enlisted Sept. 17, 1917; his grandfather enlisted Sept. 17, 1956, and his father on Sept. 17, 1986. From left are retired Air Force Master Sgt. John Olkonen, Riley’s father’s recruiter; 2nd Lt. Joshua Goerss, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.; retired Tech. Sgt. Joseph Michael Chapman, Riley’s father; Riley Joseph Chapman; retired Tech. Sgt. Glenn R. Chapman, Riley’s grandfather; and Staff Sgt. Marvin Contreras, Riley’s recruiter. Goerss is a former enlisted Airman who once worked for Riley’s father when he was active duty. (Courtesy photo)

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