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Sen. Moran Statement on Former Army Captain Will Swenson Receiving the Medal of Honor

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR JERRY MORAN (KAN.)

Sen. Moran Statement on Former Army Captain Will Swenson Receiving the Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sen. Moran released the following statement following the White House’s announcement that former Army Captain Will Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor on Oct. 15, 2013:

“At the time of his selfless acts, Will wore the Big Red One patch as a member of a Military Transition Team working with Afghan soldiers,” Sen. Moran said. “Much time has passed, but I’m happy to see that Will’s nomination has finally received Presidential attention and he is getting the recognition he deserves.”

On Sept. 8, 2009, in Ganjgal, Afghanistan, Capt. Swenson saved numerous lives after his team was ambushed by insurgents in an attack killing and wounding a number of U.S. servicemen and Afghan soldiers. He will be the sixth living service member to receive the nation’s top valor award for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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