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Former Army Capt. William Swenson, Medal of Honor recipient, addresses Loyola

The nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Capt. William Swenson, spoke at Loyola on October 28, 2013. Swenson received the honor—the nation's highest medal for valor in combat—for saving more than a dozen lives after his squad was ambushed in Afghanistan in 2009. He is the second person to receive the Medal of Honor for that battle, according to the Army's official website.