Jeff Jardine

October 16, 2013

Jeff Jardine: Hero receives Medal of Honor in controversial Afghan battle

Tuesday, and for the second time in two years, President Barack Obama decorated a member of the military for heroism exhibited during the same 2009 battle in Afghanistan that claimed the life of Riverbank’s James Layton and four other Americans. This time, former Army Capt. William Swenson received the accolades and the nation’s gratitude.

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