Burgess To Attend Medal Of Honor Ceremony
October 15, 2013
Burgess To Attend Medal of Honor Ceremony
Washington, D.C. — This afternoon Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) will attend the Medal of Honor Ceremony for Captain William Swenson at the White House.
“I’m proud to join the ceremony to honor Captain Swenson for his heroism during the Battle of Ganjgal,” said Congressman Burgess. “Captain Swenson’s exemplarily actions on that day and throughout his military career make him worthy of this honor. I’m heartened that he is finally getting the recognition for his bravery that he so clearly deserves.”
Swenson is the first United States Army Officer to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. He will be honored for his bravery during the Battle of Ganjgal on September 8, 2009, where he repeatedly risked his life in order to rescue wounded American and Afghan soldiers.
He will receive his commendation from President Obama in a White House ceremony at 2pm.