CPT William Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Ganjgal Valley September 8 2009. He along with Sergeant Dakota Meyer USMC both received the Medal of Honor after the highly controversial battle. Besides several Americans being killed in action, several officers were in disciplined for not properly responding to requests for support and CPT Swenson was very vocal over the service’s shortcomings in providing support. CPT Swenson’s award recommendation was subsequently lost and he left the service. Last year CPT Swenson was finally awarded the Medal of Honor and requested to return to active duty. He will be assigned to I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as a plans officer in the Corps Headquarters.
Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by Will Rodriguez 11 Comments