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Medal of Honor recipients honored at state Capitol

Three Washington soldiers who earned the nation’s highest military honor for their actions during the Afghanistan war were recognized Wednesday during a ceremony at the Capitol.

Leroy Petry, Ty Carter and William Swenson received the Medal of Honor for risking their lives “above and beyond the call of duty” during combat. There are only six living Medal of Honor recipients from the Afghanistan war.

Gov. Jay Inslee and Maj. Gen. Terry Ferrell, the Commanding General of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, also spoke at the ceremony.

The medal recipients saw their names unveiled on the state’s Medal of Honor monument, which is etched with 91 names. The last addition was Maj. Bruce Crandall in 2007.

Watch the ceremony below: