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By Andrew Tilghman, Staff writer
Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday that as the top commander in Afghanistan in 2010 he had “big, big fish in the fryer,” so it should come as no surprise that he does not recall his effort to downgrade a controversial soldier’s Medal of Honor packet.
Petraeus’ comments came in response to a new Defense Department Inspector General report that concluded the initial Medal of Honor nomination for Army Capt. William Swenson — a document that was was inexplicably lost for a year — was last seen on Petraeus’ desk in July 2010.