Friday, August 27, 2010

Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class James M. Swink

Remember Our Heroes

Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class James M. Swink, 20, of Yucca Valley, Calif.

PO3 Swank was assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Forces, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 27, 2010 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Posted by his Mom on his Face Book page on August 22nd, 5 days before he was killed:

Be safe,strong,focused and motivated..We love you son ♥ Doc u r our hero♥ August 22 at 7:17am

These are from

When the news of "Doc"'s death was announced on Facebook, scores of NAVY mothers changed their profile pictures to honor his sacrifice. His star is now gold like his heart. May God comfort his family with the peace that passes understanding. — Karen A. August 29, 2010 at 11:22 a.m.

It came to me as a great shock of my friend who had passed serving his country and his marines. Petty Officer Swink was always a good leader and i found it out fast when him and I, along with others were appointed squad leaders while we were in FMTB together. Petty Officer Swink always had a positive outlook on everything, and came up with great ideas. Not only I will miss him dearly but so will everyone whose life he has touched or came in contact with. My prayers are with his family and will never be forgotten. — HM3 Delorey August 29, 2010 at 5:41 p.m.

Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class James M. Swink was killed in action on 8/27/10.

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