WASHINGTON — It will be just the sixth time in history that a living recipient will be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. On Oct. 15, Seattle resident William Swenson will get the medal for his courageous actions during combat in Afghanistan in September 2009.
Former Army Capt. Swenson will join President Barack Obama at the White House to receive the medal. He already has a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, He left the Army in 2011.