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Old 10-15-2013, 10:32 AM
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Default Cpt Swenson Finally gets the MoH

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_16...ry-tenderness/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...153_story.html

I know it takes a long time to get a MoH through but the fact that it took General Allen to recommend the medal shows part of the frustration with the process and the way things are. I ended up working with one of the officers who was disciplined in that incident on my 2010-2011 deployment, yea... he was a waste of space.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:33 AM
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It's rumored that Swenson's paperwork was lost in retaliation due to his harsh criticism of his superiors for not providing air support.
There is some Dakota Meyer drama there too.
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Yea, I could see that happening at the G-4 level. I'm not terribly concerned with the conflicting accounts between Meyer and Swenson, both are amazing heroes.
Army Times reports that he's in the process of rejoining and may possibly be fast tracked to Maj. If he could manage to stomach the bureaucracy for long enough he's the kind of leader that would change a lot of cultural issues throughout the service.
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I have been falling this closely for a while now. What a great feeling to finally see him recognized for his heroic's and leadership. I could see the conflict in his face when he was receiving the MOH. Just being there with all the dog and pony crap at the whitehouse must have been very difficult for him and personally making sure the family's of the fallen were invited, what a class act he is. And to top it off his commission may be reinstated, what a great day for America.
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