SecArmy McHugh speaks at Capt. William D. Swenson's Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony
Photo Credit: Spc. John G. Martinez
Secretary of the Army John McHugh delivers remarks during the Pentagon Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony for Medal of Honor recipient former Capt. William D. Swenson, in the Pentagon, Oct. 16, 2013. In six hours of continuous fighting against more than 60 well-armed, well-positioned enemy fighters, Swenson braved intense enemy fire and willfully put his life in danger against the enemy's main effort, multiple times in service of his fallen and wounded comrades while serving as an Afghan Border Police advisor, in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), during combat operations in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009. Swenson was presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama, during a White House ceremony, Oct. 15, 2013.
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