Seattle veteran receives Medal of Honor for Afghan heroics

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President Barack Obama stands next to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., after awarding him the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)