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VA working to deliver on promises to vets

By Eric K. Shinseki

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 11, 2013

~~<p>Last month, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009.</p>
<p>During six hours of intense combat, Swenson did everything expected of leaders and more: keeping his ambushed unit fighting effectively, directing available fires, evacuating the wounded and leading by example in repeatedly risking his personal safety to retrieve wounded soldiers and Marines, Afghan allies and fallen comrades.</p>
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Last month, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson for heroism and gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of the Ganjgal Valley on Sept. 8, 2009.

During six hours of intense combat, Swenson did everything expected of leaders and more: keeping his ambushed unit fighting effectively, directing available fires, evacuating the wounded and leading by example in repeatedly risking his personal safety to retrieve wounded soldiers and Marines, Afghan allies and fallen comrades. Login for more...



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