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is honored on Panel 4E, Line 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My Best Friend

    Posted on 1/17/19 - by Harold Heim AKA Philip Leo Heim
    JS and I met when we arrived in Okinawa as young Marines in 1963. We quickly gravitated to each other, just off the boat. He had a wonderful smile and he always had my back. We downed many a beer at the Camp Hansen enlisted mens club. He wanted to paper his room with Heineken beer labels. We returned to the States a year later... I, to be discharged and he, to finish out his tour. It was fated that I, myself, would find work in S Vietnam as a civilian contractor in December 1965. I found out later that Jack had lost his life that very month. It was terribly sad. I miss you, Jack.
  • Thank You For Your Service

    Posted on 6/10/15 - by
    I never had the opportunity to meet him personally but I would like to say thanks for everything you've done for our country. I am 14 and currently doing a play that we are taking to nationals called, Dear America, Letters Home From Vietnam. I am playing the role of Jack in this play. I am from paola kansas and am thankful to represent Vietnam veterans and kansas as we perform in Lincoln Nebraska.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Jack Shively Swender, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/7/11 - by Robert Sage
    Jack is buried at Green Valley Cemetery, Pleasanton, Linn County,KS. PH
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 12/18/10 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Marine.
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