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Afghan war vet to be awarded Medal of Honor

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to a former Army captain for his bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009.

The medal being given to Seattle resident William Swenson today is the nation's highest military honor.

Swenson already has a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal.

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