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November 7, 2013 4:16 PM

Petraeus advised downgrading Swenson’s Medal of Honor bid, probe finds

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus recommended that the Medal of Honor nomination of former Army Capt. William Swenson be downgraded to a lower award, according to a Pentagon investigation that failed to resolve how Swenson’s papers then disappeared instead of being sent up the chain of command.

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