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John H. Swenson

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John Harland Swenson
BornJanuary 26, 1913
Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
DiedJune 21, 2002
Sundance, Wyoming
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Rank Colonel
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsDistinguished Service Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart

John Harland Swenson (January 26, 1913 in Kandiyohi County – June 21, 2002 in Sundance) was an American Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army during World War II. He also was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded for having distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in circumstances which do not justify the award of the Medal of Honor. He retired as Colonel.



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