An Honor Long Overdue

Amid Washington discord, one of America's finest will finally receive his Medal of Honor.

William Swenson, left, from Seattle, Wash., talks with 10th Mountain Division WWII veteran Harrison Coleman, from Novi, Mich., during a ceremony at the WWII Memorial.

William Swenson, left, from Seattle, Wash., talks with 10th Mountain Division WWII veteran Harrison Coleman, from Novi, Mich., during a ceremony at the WWII Memorial

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Swenson is a proven leader who knows something about perseverance. His recognition is a testament to the service and sacrifice of our military over the last 10 years. With most news of late focused elsewhere, Americans everywhere should take pause to honor of Captain Swenson and those who are on the front line in Afghanistan.

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