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Lejeune-based sailor killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 29, 2010

— A U.S. Navy hospital corpsman based at Camp Lejeune was killed in combat in Afghanistan Friday, the military announced.

Petty Officer 3rd Class James M. Swink, 20, of Yucca Valley, Calif., died in the Helmand Province.

Swink served with the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Forces.

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  • mbwilliams83 Aug 30, 2010

    This hurts my heart. Thoughts are with the family and friends of this young man. How many men and woman have to lose their lives bc of this stupid war??? Petty Officer Swink you are an American Hero!! Bring our troops home!!! FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!