President Obama Awards Army Captain William Swenson With Medal Of Honor


Former U.S. Army Captain William Swenson receives applause after... News PhotoApplauding,Barack Obama,Ceremony,Conflict,East Room,Former,Government,International Landmark,Medal of Honor,One Person,People,Politics,Receiving,US Military,US President,USA,Vertical,War,Washington DC,White House - Washington DC,William SwensonPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: Former U.S. Army Captain William Swenson receives applause after getting the Medal of Honor from U.S. President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Honored for his actions in the 2009 Battle of Ganjgal Valley in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan, Swenson is the sixth living veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to receive the Medal of Honor, awarded to a person who 'distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)