WASHINGTON D.C. — Capt. Willian Swenson, "An award, it's value is the ribbon, the brass, the production value. But the value of the award is truly what we as a nation put into it, what we value it as. And today I stand with the Medal of Honor. But this award was earned with a team, a team of our finest - marines, army, air force, navy, and our Afghan partners standing side-by-side. And now that team includes Gold Star families who lost their fathers, sons, and husbands that day. This medal represents them. It represents us."