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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on former Army captain for actions during Afghanistan firefight

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Swenson was honored for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009.