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All U.S military operations in Afghanistan since September 11, 2001.

William Swenson

Captain William Swenson awarded Medal of Honor

In October President Obama awarded William Swenson, a former active duty Army Captain, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Captain Swenson received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Embedded Trainer and Mentor of the Afghan National Security Forces with Afghan Border Police Mentor Team, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry […]

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Sweating Mines in Kandahar

Former 4-25th Field Artillery Soldier tells of experience with land mines in Afghanistan I’ve already been in military for 10 years, five of those were active and five were in the Reserves. I went into the military a day after my eighteenth birthday wanting to see the world and that’s exactly what it did. The […]

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Leroy Petry

Medal of Honor Citation: Leroy A. Petry

Medal of Honor Citation: Leroy A. Petry Rank and Organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Place and Date: Paktya Province, Afghanistan, 26 May 2008. Entered service at: New Mexico. Born: 29 July 1979, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life […]

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