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Medal Of Honor awarded to Capt. Swenson

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)



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This work, Medal Of Honor awarded to Capt. Swenson [Image 38 of 47], by SGT Mikki Sprenkle, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.15.2013

Date Posted:10.31.2013 10:59

Photo ID:1043946

VIRIN:131015-A-KH856-216

Resolution:3792x2524

Size:1.31 MB

Location:FORT MYER, VA, USGlobe

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