On Tuesday President Barack Obama awarded the military’s highest honor – the Medal Of Honor – to 34 year old Army Captain William Swenson.
I have never seen war, and god willing, neither will my sons. History furnishes us with catalogue upon catalogue of the atrocities man commits against man, neighbor upon neighbor, during the lawless chaos and horror of war.
But then there are those rare glittering moments when the worst of circumstances brings out the best in a human being. This is one of them. Watch. (the whole clip is extraordinarily touching, but if you’re pressed for time, go to 0:55).
To Captain Swenson, with all our respect, humility and admiration.