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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 1 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



Size:5.79 MB

Location:WASHINGTON, DC, USGlobe

Hometown:SEATTLE, WA, US

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