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January 2014 Special Report

Articles

Former Army Capt. William D. Swenson received the nation’s highest military award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for actions during a fierce, six-hour battle following a deadly ambush in Afghanistan. Swenson, who is the first Army officer to receive...
Just before dawn Sept. 8, 2009, and under a full moon, Capt. William D. Swenson and a contingent of Afghan forces made their way slowly on foot, crunching the gravel under their boots through a mountain valley in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, not far...
During a ceremony on Oct. 16, at the White House, President Barack Obama hung the Medal of Honor around Capt. William Swenson’s neck to rounds of applause and the flash of cameras. Looking on from the crowd in attendance were members of the...
Former Army Capt. William D. Swenson was presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Oct. 15, making him the sixth living recipient of the nation's highest military award for valor during combat in Iraq or...
As former Army Capt. William D. Swenson was inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced a directive to improve the Medal of Honor nomination and review process. Swenson’s nomination packet had been lost...