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Afghanistan Medevac Videos Capture Medal of Honor Recipient in Action

Two views from the medevac crew show Army Captain Swenson exposed to fire at casualty pick up spot

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WASHINGTON (CBS News) - Just this week, the White House announced that Army Capt. Will Swenson would receive the Medal of Honor for his actions in one of the most hard-fought battles of the Afghan war - in Ganjgal Valley in Kunar Province on Sept. 8, 2009. Five Americans were killed that day. Two others -- Swenson and Marine Corp. Dakota Meyer -- would receive the Medal of Honor. Now, more than four years after the battle, an extraordinary video has come to light which shows Swenson in action. This is not a recreation. It's the real thing.

Tags: News, News Video, military EMS, Afghanistan, Afghan flight medics

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