This week retired Army Captain William Swenson became just the sixth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Capt. Swenson fought off 60 Taliban almost single-handedly for seven hour and risked his life three times to return to the “kill zone” to recover injured comrades. When the Taliban demanded that he surrender, he hurled a grenade at them. As one of his men was loaded into a helicopter, he leaned down and kissed the soldier on the forehead – an extraordinary show of compassion in the battlefield. Now, the 34-year old is asking to return to the Army,
Below is actual footage from the battlefield. It was captured from the helmet-cams worn by pilots of that chopper.
God bless you Capt. Swenson!