President Obama bestowed the highest military honor to Afghan war veteran and former Army captain William D. Swenson Tuesday, recognizing his efforts to save Americans during a battle with Taliban insurgents along the Pakistan border in 2009. Show More Summary
Our buddy, ROS has a long piece at Victory Girls Blog on Captain Will Swenson who was awarded the Medal of Honor today in the White House. You should go read it. Meanwhile, Mary sends us a link to McClatchy, which for some reason doubts accounts that led to the award of the Medal of […]
Retired Army Capt. William Swenson today received the medal of honor for his efforts to save other U.S. troops and recover bodies of the fallen in a seven-hour firefight in Afghanistan four years ago, and has asked the Army for permission to return to active...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retired U.S. Army Captain William Swenson, who rescued wounded soldiers under fire during a deadly Afghan ambush, was awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. recognition for valor, on Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
President Obama awarded Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Congressional Medal of Honor Tuesday during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Capt. Swenson served one tour in Iraq and was on his second deployment to Afghanistan when members of the Taliban ambushed his patrol during what was to be a [...]
Army Capt. William Swenson went well beyond his call of duty during one of the costliest battles of the Afghan war. He is the first Army officer to receive the nation's highest military honor since the Vietnam war.
(WASHINGTON) — A former Army captain whose heroic actions in a deadly Afghan battle were captured on video received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, from President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday. Obama placed the award around the neck of William D. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a former Army captain who survived one of the Afghan war's deadliest firefights is a reminder that Americans look out for one another even when it's difficult.
The President of the United States will award a former Army captain, Will Swenson, the nation's highest award for gallantry during a ceremony at the White House slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. Watch the ceremony live via whitehouse.gov here: JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV Join the conversation about this story »
On Tuesday, President Obama will bestow the country's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, on U.S. Army Capt. William Swenson, the first Army officer to receive the distinction since the Vietnam War. Swenson is being recognized...Show More Summary
Army Capt. William Swenson looks out at the rough terrain of Eastern Afghanistan from a Black Hawk helicopter. Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor Tuesday for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009. Photo provided by the Army. WASHINGTON...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army captain is receiving the nation's highest military honor from President Barack Obama for his bravery in one of the most deadly firefights in Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, President Obama will present former Army Captain William D. Swenson with the Congressional Medal of Honor for “courageous...
10:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:40 am || Conducts regional television interviews 2:10 pm || Awards Captain William Swenson, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor; East Room 4:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel... -
It has been alleged that military brass may have derailed the approval process.
At last years Great American Beer Festival the DELMARVA area did pretty darn well, with Virginia dominating the medal count between the three states, including Small Brewpub of the Year honors to Devils Backbone Brewing. This year, it...Show More Summary
(CNN) – For the love of "Lesus," the Vatican needs a copy editor – preferably an infallible one. In honor of the first year of Pope Francis' papacy, the Vatican issued a commemorative medal Tuesday. The coin-size medals are sold in Vatican City and usually provide a steady stream of revenue for the church. Just […]
Sad news from New Jersey: In death, Nicholas Oresko received a farewell befitting the hero he was in life. The Bayonne native, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient when he died Oct. 4 at age 96 at an Englewood hospital, was buried Thursday with military honors reserved for the highest-ranking officers and enlisted soldiers […]
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. At the age of 96, World War II hero Nicholas Oresko has died. The New Jersey native, who was shot and left for dead by a German machine-gunner, was the United States' oldest living Medal of Honor recipient since early 2011. Show More Summary