William Swenson

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Defense Chief Apologizes to Medal of Honor Soldier

We lost your paperwork, says Chuck Hagel

(Newser) - Yesterday, Former Army Capt. William Swenson got the Medal of Honor for bravery from President Obama. Today, Swenson got a personal apology from the secretary of defense for taking so long to recognize his actions, reports the AP . Defense chief Chuck Hagel said Swenson's paperwork got lost in the... More »

Medal of Honor Recipient: Send Me Back to War

Will Swenson makes rare request of Army to return to active duty

(Newser) - Former Army Capt. Will Swenson received the nation's highest military honor today for rescuing fellow soldiers under heavy fire in Afghanistan a few years ago, reports CNN . And in a rare move, the 34-year-old has formally asked the Army to return him to active duty, reports AP . Generally speaking,... More »

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