Joseph R SwedaSpecialist Four
C CO, 2ND BN, 502ND INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
07 November 1944 - 25 October 1965
Gowanda, New York
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The database page for Joseph R Sweda
REMEMBEREDby his niece,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 18 September 1965 the recently arrived 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division launched Operation GIBRALTAR, an air assault aimed at VC and North Vietnamese units headquartered at An Ninh, a tiny village located about 28 kilometers east-northeast of the Brigade's base at An Khe. A summary of the action and a list of the US servicemen who died as a result of it can be found on The Virtual Wall's "Battle of An Ninh" memorial.
Sp4 Joseph Sweda survived An Ninh, but within five weeks he was dead from malaria.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Apr 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009