Seattle veteran receives Medal of Honor for Afghan heroics

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with former Army Captain William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., after he awarded him the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday for his actions in a lengthy battle against Taliban insurgents in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)