VIDEO: Medal of Honor recipient from Seattle
SEATTLE — A retired Army captain from Seattle was awarded the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest military honor – at a ceremony at the White House Tuesday.
Capt. William Swenson was working with an Afghan border police mentor team in 2009 when his unit was ambushed. When the enemy started to attack from three sides, Swenson risked his own life to save fellow troops and recover their bodies during the seven-hour siege.
Watch the video report.