The heroic final actions of Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman were recorded on drone video and released recently, marking the first-ever Medal of Honor recipient’s actions to be caught on camera.
A CIA predator drone hovering at 10,416 feet captured the entire footage of Chapman’s battle on March 4, 2002, during which he sustained at least 16 wounds from gunfire and shrapnel, and is credited with saving the lives of his fellow 23 troops before succumbing to his wounds, earning him two posthumous Medals of Honor, Task Purpose reported.
Watch the footage below:
In the midst of Afghanistan fighting in the Battle of Takur Ghar during Operation Anaconda, Chapman and a Navy SEAL unit had entered a mountainous area in deep snow in the early morning hours to retrieve a fallen SEAL when they came under heavy gunfire from multiple directions.
Chapman rushed in ahead of his team and took out