|Michal Swanson earns two Army awards|
Sgt. Michal Swanson of the 192nd Military Police Detachment Unit based out of Nebraska City was awarded the “Hero of the Battlefield Award” and “The Army Achievement Medal” in June for outstanding achievement during pre-mobilization deployment training and for his courage, devotion and excellence during the training.
The honor was bestowed upon Swanson by the active duty Ft. Bliss staff while his unit was stationed in Ft. Bliss, Texas, receiving pre-deployment training prior to their deployment to Iraq.
Swanson, a Military Police Investigator, mobilized with his unit May 20 to Ft. Bliss where they completed their training prior to deploying to Iraq July 3.
The unit is expected to return in the spring of 2011.
Swanson is the son of Owen and Claudette Swanson of Imperial and is married to the former Angie Krajewski of Grant. The couple has a 17-month-old daughter, Tenley Jo.