Dramatic video recorded from a MEDEVAC pilot helmet camera shows how a medal of honor was earned in Afghanistan

Sep 24 2013 - 6 Comments

Filmed more than four years ago during a MEDEVAC (Medical Evacuation) in a valley in Afghanistan, the following video shows how Capt. Will Swenson of the U.S. Army earned the medal of honor will receive on Oct. 15.

The dramatic footage, recorded with a camera attached to the Black Hawk helicopter pilot’s helmet on Sept. 8, 2009 during the so called Battle of Ganjgal, shows Swenson in the middle of an ambush using a high visibility flag to mark the position where the MEDEVAC chopper would have to land to rescue a wounded sergeant first class.

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  • Anthony J. Mitchell

    I love my fellow service members.

  • The USAF needs an MOH too

    • USAF personnel can received the MOH just like the Army, Marines and Navy.

  • lalucre

    The video is down – is there an alternative link?

    • Alvaro

      Alternative link:

  • James

    Vid has been pulled from youboob, fancy re-uploading and adding it back into the article?