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Today the Medal of Honor will be awarded to former Army Captain Will Swenson at the White House for heroic actions in an ambush in Ganjgal Afghanistan on 8 September 2009.

While the US is in retrograde operations in Afghanistan, preparing for the 31 December 2014 departure, many US troops are being injured and dying.  See link #1 for a heroic Army Ranger giving a salute from his hospital bed while his commander awards him the Purple Heart. He was injured the weekend before last in an ambush which killed four American soldiers including a female Army nurse, and injured 30 Rangers total.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Heroic Army Ranger salute from his hospital bed:

http://guardianofvalor.com/salute-seen-around-world-wounded-ranger-salutes-commander-despite-injuries/

2.) Medal of Honor live feed from the White House:  Tue. 15 Oct. 2009: Former Army Captain Will Swenson receives award for actions in Ganjgal, Afghanistan on 8 September 2009. Link:

http://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/3455#.UliBURD0T4Y

3.) Medal of Honor, Pentagon ceremony Wed. 16 Oct. 2009, live feed:

http://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/3456#.UliBvhD0T4Y

4.) Retrograde operations in Afghanistan to have the US packed and out of there by 31 Dec. 2014:

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/115128/south-dakota-guard-unit-cleans-up-remnants-afghanistan-war#.Ul0M0xaGnzI

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Written by orangekite1

October 15, 2013 at 9:05 am

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