The President of the United States just awarded a former Army captain, Will Swenson, the nation’s highest award for gallantry during a ceremony at the White House.
Swenson, who has since left the Army, was recognised for his heroism during the 2009 Battle of Ganjgal, near the Pakistani border.
During a complex ambush, during which his outfit sustained major causalties, Swenson endured tremendous danger to evacuate his men.
“The enemy called for Capt. Swenson to surrender. He responded. By throwing a hand grenade,” the president said.
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