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Sunday, February 25, 2018

HM3 James Michael Swink KIA 26 August 2010 Afghanistan

HM3 James Michael Swink KIA 26 August 2010 Afghanistan

HM3 James Michael Swink KIA 26 August 2010 Afghanistan

Corpsman.com mourns the loss of a fellow “DOC Hero” KIA 26 August 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Our Prayers and thoughts go out to his fellow Shipmates, Marines, family, and friends.

Please leave a condolence message in the comments below. Remember family members regularly visit our site and read them.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made on behalf of HM3 James Michael Swink to :

PROJECT R.I.D.E. Inc.
PO Box 159
Elk Grove,Ca 95759

Comments

115 Responses to “HM3 James Michael Swink KIA 26 August 2010 Afghanistan”
  1. John Donald says:

    Ray, You could not have said it any better brother! Mikey my only regret was that I never had the chance to properly thank you for all your time and effort spent trying to assist your dad in locating me. I was very appreciative as your dad and I go waaaaay back! R.I.P. Mikey!

  2. HM2 (FMF) Zuni says:

    HM3 SWINK “I solemnly pledge myself before God and these witnesses to practice faithfully all of my duties as a member of the Hospital Corps. I hold the care of the sick and injured to be a privilege and a sacred trust and will assist the Medical Officer with loyalty and honesty. I will not knowingly permit harm to come to any patient. I will not partake of nor administer any unauthorized medication. I will hold all personal matters pertaining to the private lives of patients in strict confidence. I dedicate my heart, mind and strength to the work before me. I shall do all within my power to show in myself an example of all that is honorable and good throughout my naval career.”

    You have proven your place in history, by this oath we all take, live or die. You will not be forgotton.

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends.

    HM2 (FMF) ZUNI, USN

    OHSU Dallas DET-A

  3. HA Parker says:

    I only new HM3 the 8 weeks of FMTB-E at Camp Johnson in NC. he was a good leader, a hard worker, and a good friend.

  4. HA Parker says:

    I only new HM3 the 8 weeks of FMTB-E at Camp Johnson in NC. he was a good leader, a hard worker, and a good friend.

  5. Doc Martinez says:

    It was an honor to have serverd with you, you were my crazy ass roommate.. You used to say: we’re not friends; we’re family. I will never forget the good old days working with you in Oki. Rest in peace my brother; you and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.n

  6. JIMSWINKWOOD says:

    JUST READ YOUR NOTE ABOUT MY MIKEY…THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS BROTHER…MIKE WAS A YOUNG MAN THAT MADE IT VERY EASY TO BE A PROUD FATHER….

  7. JIMSWINKWOOD says:

    WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT MY NAVY BROTHERS….THANKS FOR THE NOTE ON MY MIKEY…YOU GUYS WOULD HAVE GONE CRAZY OVER THIS YOUNG MAN…HE WAS THE PERSON I ALWAYS WANTED TO GROW UP TO BE

  8. JIMSWINKWOOD says:

    MONTHS HAVE PAST SINCE YOU WERE KILLED. I MISS YOU MORE AND MORE SON…NOT A DAY PASSES THAT I DON’T CRY AND GRIEVE YOUR PASSING..MY HEART ACHES FOR YOU…YOU HAVE ALWAYS MADE ME SO PROUD SON…I LOVE YOU BUDDY……DAD

  9. Da_Chief says:

    Jim,n Thanks for the heartfelt Comments.

  10. Da_Chief says:

    Jim, We at Corpsman.com Salutes Mike. Thanks for coming onboard and leaving comments.

  11. Jozef A Szwabo says:

    I knew your son, he was a great man and I am honored to have known him, we graduated core school together and were all shipped off to serve this great nation. I am currently hold his rememberance in my heart along with many other such as HM3 Uibel and many more that I have watched or heard passed. I want you to know that I am station currently station at NMTC (Naval Medical Training Center) coming from 1st Medical Battalion, 1st MLG. and that every time these new recruit corpsmen pass by and dont render respect to the insign that I put my 11 1/2 inch boot up their ass and remind them what it really means it means your son, my friends, our nations heros. I am truely sorry.nnHM3 (FMF/SW) SZWABO

  12. Boston9171 says:

    may he rest in peace and rest on the wings of angels

  13. HM Dec... (1972) says:

    A new generation of heroes graces our presence! They are the children of the children of “the greatest generation”. We are all witness to a new “greatest generation”! Unique in it’s own right because each and every one took the oath voluntarily. Those who have worn the caduceus understand the dedication and commitment they rose their right hand and swore to. Jim Swink, I know that you, like I would trade places with your boy any time! We should never have to mourn the loss of our children! However, this was no longer a child! He was a man above men! A true Navy man! Let none of us ever forget his sacrifice!

  14. HM1 Warner says:

    I had the pleasure of instructing HM3 Swink @ FMTB.  He was a motivated Petty Officer and student.  The Navy lost a great leader, but heaven gains a warrior.

  15. Tina says:

    My boyfriend was at work today (road construction) and he said something made him turn around. When he did he found two balloons and a sealed envelope with a happy birthday wish to Mikey. he would be 22 according to the card. I’m not sure who sent it but I will say that it hit us hard. We have a two year old and I cannot imagine losing him.
    He served our country and fought for our freedom. There is nothing we could say to express how this touched our lives.
    I sent an email to the address that was on the card but im not sure if it was right.