Medal of Honor; Respect for the Fallen

Posted: October 15, 2013 in Politics Gone Right
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Former Army captain, William Swenson received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Ganjgal Valley in 2009. Swenson is the sixth living receipt from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive this honor.

On September 8, 2009, Swenson braved enemy fire and retrieved the bodies of dead soldiers. Part of Swenson’s rescue efforts were recorded by a rescue pilot’s helmet camera. In the heat of battle, with bullets flying and dust blocking any clear vision of the surrounding situation, Swenson was seen helping Westbrook back to a helicopter, after being shot in the throat.

After placing him in the helicopter, Swenson bent down to kiss his forehead before running back to the battle to retrieve other fallen Americans and Afghan fighters.

“I was just trying to keep his spirits up. I wanted him to know it was going to be OK. And I wanted him to know that he had done his job, but it was time for him to go.”

Thank you, William Swenson for everything you did.

Also, thank you to all of our military men and women who are serving our countryStay safe.

R.I.P Army Spc. Douglas J. Green: You were a great friend and classmate and even a greater person. Thank you for everything. You are truly missed.




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