Former Capt. William Swenson, a 2001 Seattle University
political science graduate, received the Medal of Honor from President Barack
Obama on Oct. 15.
The SU alumnus
received the medal for risking his life above and beyond the call of duty
during a Sept. 8, 2009 battle with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. He
is the first army officer since the Vietnam War to receive the nation's highest
award for valor. He joins just six other living medal recipients.
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