Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Photo Credit: J.D. Leipold
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel apologized to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson for the errors and time it took for him to receive the Medal of Honor. Hagel spoke at Swenson's induction into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, Oct. 16, 2013. Swenson became the sixth living recipient of the nation's highest military award during the War on Terror for his valor and gallantry beyond the call of duty at the Battle of Ganjgal, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.
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