U.S. Marine 1st Sgt. Maurice Bease honors the memory of the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient. Pfc. James.
MoH Nominee Capt. William Swenson
Former U.S. Army Capt. William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Oct. 15, 2013, making him the sixth living recipient of the nation's highest military award for valor during combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Washington State native will receive the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, Sept. 8, 2009, during combat operations against Taliban insurgents in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. To learn more about Swenson and his heroic actions, visit http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/swenson/