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Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of former Capt. William D. Swenson

Chief Warrant Officers 4 Stradley observes the presentation of the Medal of Honor to former Capt. William D. Swenson by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 15, 2013. In six hours of continuous fighting against more than 60 well-armed, well-positioned enemy fighters, Swenson braved intense enemy fire and willfully put his life in danger against the enemy's main effort, multiple times in service of his fallen and wounded comrades while serving as an Afghan Border Police adviser, in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), during combat operations in the Battle of Ganjgal, Kunar province, Afghanistan, on Sept. 8, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)



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This work, Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of former Capt. William D. Swenson [Image 4 of 8], by SSG Bernardo Fuller, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.15.2013

Date Posted:10.16.2013 02:44

Photo ID:1035073

VIRIN:131015-A-AJ780-005

Resolution:3280x4732

Size:5.79 MB

Location:WASHINGTON, DC, USGlobe

Hometown:SEATTLE, WA, US

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  • Former Army Capt. William D. Swenson stands at attention as President Barack Obama listens to the reading of the citation before awarding Swenson the Medal of Honor, on October 15, 2013, at the East Room of the White House; Washington, D.C. Swenson is being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban insurgents in the Ganjgal Valley on September 8, 2009. Which claimed the lives of five American Soldiers, 10 Afghan army troops, and an interpreter.  (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle/Released)
  • President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Capt. William D. Swenson during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2013. Former U.S. Army Capt. William D. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjagal in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009. Swenson was leading a group of Afghan Border Police in support of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, at the time of the battle. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Garry McFadden)
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  • President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Capt. William D. Swenson during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2013. Former U.S. Army Capt. William D. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjagal in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009. Swenson was leading a group of Afghan Border Police in support of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, at the time of the battle. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Garry McFadden)

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