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    Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of former Capt. William D. Swenson [Image 8 of 8]

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

    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES

    10.15.2013

    Photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller 

    Under Secretary of the Army

    Former Capt. William D. Swenson receives the Medal of Honor from 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 advisor, 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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    Date Taken: 10.15.2013
    Date Posted: 10.15.2013 19:15
    Photo ID: 1034912
    VIRIN: 131015-A-AJ780-001
    Resolution: 3366x2241
    Size: 2.84 MB
    Location: WASHINGTON, DC, US 
    Hometown: SEATTLE, WA, US

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