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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Army Capt. Will Swenson shown receiving the Medal of Honor for his heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The battle for which Swenson won the medal reviewed; video shown; details given about an investigation into the refusal of commanders to provide air support or reinforcements. [SWENSON – says you can never allow a servicemember to be taken hostage alive or dead; explains why he kissed wounded Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim
Duration:
00:02:30

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