Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-15-13-Tue.
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:
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:
3.) Medal of Honor, Pentagon ceremony Wed. 16 Oct. 2009, live feed:
4.) Retrograde operations in Afghanistan to have the US packed and out of there by 31 Dec. 2014: