Local Guardsman Returns Home From Medal of Honor Ceremony

Reported by: Samantha Boatman
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Updated: 10/17/2013 5:50 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)--It was a big welcome home today for a local National Guardsman.

He just returned from Washington DC, after being alongside Army captain Will Swenson, who was just awarded a Medal of Honor.

Jason Penrod was one of the members on Nevada National Guard UH-60 Crew that flew in to rescue Swenson after he and fellow soldiers were attacked by the Taliban.

Penrod had a camera mounted to his helmet and captured the rescue, it was an emotional moment both for the crew on the helicopter and Army Capt. Swenson.

Penrod was invited by Swenson to go to the ceremony and says he was recognized for being a part of the dangerous rescue.

He says Swenson more than deserves the medal of honor, and risked his lives so others could escape.

Jason has been in the National Guard for 17 years and is still an active member.

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