Seattle veteran receives Medal of Honor for Afghan heroics

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An unidentified audience member wipes her eye as President Barack Obama speaks about the gallantry of former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during the Medal of Honor 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 Taliban insurgents 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/Charles Dharapak)