In his column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kevin Horrigan sums up a passionate appeal for Medal of Honor recipient Will Swenson with the following:

“What happened to Swenson was a microcosm of the entire 12-year American experience in Afghanistan. Brave men and women do a thankless job on a dead-end mission, without proper support, and nobody thinks about them unless it’s time to grandstand at halftime shows, or at war memorials or by complaining about death benefits for people who were ignored when they were alive.

Support the troops. Bring them home. Take care of their wounds. Give them jobs. Give them your thanks. And your apologies.”

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For more on Will Swenson, check out “Six Hours in Hell” by Donald J. Mihalek, from the May 2012 issue of Tactical Weapons.

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