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Capt. Swenson Receives Medal of Honor, Might Return To Service

From Stars and Stripes:

October 15, 2013

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WASHINGTON — Former Army Capt. William Swenson received his Medal of Honor on Tuesday, but he’s not done serving.

Swenson, the sixth living service member to be honored with the medal for actions in Afghanistan, has asked to return to active duty, according to military officials interviewed by the Associated Press.

The wire service said Swenson has submitted a formal request to the Army and officials are working with him to allow his return.

Swenson left the service in 2011, two years after his heroic actions at the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan. Swenson, who lives in Seattle, made no mention of his career plans to reporters after his White House Medal of Honor ceremony.

“This award was earned with a team, a team of our finest: Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy and our Afghan partners, standing side by side,” he told reporters.