Capt. Swenson, Medal of Honor Recipient, to Speak at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School Veterans Clinic

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) are among the dignitaries to attend Capt. William Swenson’s talk.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) are among the dignitaries to attend Capt. William Swenson’s talk.

Former U.S. Army Captain William Swenson, the United States’ most recent Medal of Honor recipient, will visit The John Marshall Law School Friday, Oct. 25.

Captain Swenson will speak with students about leadership and will tour the school’s Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, which provides free legal services to veterans.

“We are honored to host Captain Swenson,” Dean John E. Corkery said. “Our students have a tremendous opportunity to learn about leadership and bravery from one of our nation’s distinguished heroes.”

Among the dignitaries who will be attending Captain Swenson’s visit and meeting with John Marshall students will be fellow veterans U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.).

Captain Swenson is the sixth living person to receive the medal from the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. He was awarded the honor Oct. 15 by President Barack Obama for demonstrating bravery in a deadly battle in September 2009 in Afghanistan.

The USO of Illinois and the Union League Club of Chicago are sponsoring Captain Swenson’s visit.

As part of his brief trip to Chicago, Captain Swenson will tour John Marshall’s veterans legal clinic, where students – including former servicemembers – assist veterans navigating the VA benefits appeals process.

EVENT DETAILS

When: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Where: The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic at The John Marshall Law School, 19 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

RSVP REQUIRED – Please RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 24, by notifying Public Affairs Director Christine Kraly if you plan on attending this event. Please call 312-427-2737 ext. 171 or email at ckraly(at)jmls(dot)edu

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