Presidential Medal of Honor http://kplu.org en Seattle Native Honored with Presidential Medal of Honor http://kplu.org/post/seattle-native-honored-presidential-medal-honor <p>President Barack Obama says a former Army captain and Seattle native who survived one of the Afghan war's deadliest firefights is a reminder that Americans look out for one another, even when it's difficult.</p><p>Obama commented at a White House ceremony Tuesday before placing America's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, around former Army Capt. William D. Swenson's neck. Before the ceremony, the president spoke with Swenson’s parents, Carl and Julie.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:40:01 +0000 Erin Hennessey & Ed Ronco 10493 at http://kplu.org Seattle Native Honored with Presidential Medal of Honor Seattle's William Foege wins Presidential Medal of Freedom http://kplu.org/post/seattles-william-foege-wins-presidential-medal-freedom <p>President Obama has announced the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Among the honorees is William Foege. The Vashon Island doctor developed a vaccination plan that wiped out small pox.</p><p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:49:06 +0000 Erin Hennessey 4869 at http://kplu.org Seattle's William Foege wins Presidential Medal of Freedom