President Obama Awards Army Captain William Swenson With Medal Of Honor


U.S. President Barack Obama stands with former U.S. Army Captain... News PhotoBarack Obama,Bestof,Bestpix,Ceremony,Conflict,East Room,Former,Giving,Government,Headshot,Horizontal,International Landmark,Medal of Honor,Politics,Standing,Topics,Topix,US Military,US President,USA,War,Washington DC,White House - Washington DC,William SwensonPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) stands with former U.S. Army Captain William Swenson after giving him the Medal of Honor 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 Mark Wilson/Getty Images)