STEVEN P SWATEK
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HONORED ON PANEL 42E, LINE 25 OF THE WALL

STEVEN PAUL SWATEK

WALL NAME

STEVEN P SWATEK

PANEL / LINE

42E/25

DATE OF BIRTH

10/07/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PESHTIGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Marinette County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEVEN PAUL SWATEK
POSTED ON 12.16.2015

Final Mission of HN Steven P. Swatek

On March 1, 1968, while reconnoitering a road near Hue with his platoon during the Tet battle for that same city, SGT John N. Moreno was hit by machine gun and small arms fire from a concealed enemy position. A corpsman responded to a call for a medic, and HN Steven P. Swatek came forward, but he too was fatally wounded twice by the same enemy fire, falling down beside SGT Moreno. A third brave marine charging forward, SSGT Joe D. Dunn, was also killed by the hidden enemy. Now the whole platoon was strung out on the road, pinned down and unable to move. Finally, a Marine Phantom (jet) was able to break through the low cloud ceiling and on its second run dropped a 250 lb. bomb right on target. Five enemy bodies literally flew up into the air along with their weapons. The platoon was able to get back on its feet and secured night positions in the area where the enemy had concealed themselves. The following morning they crossed the same area where so many brave marines had just been killed and wounded. They returned to Hue with feelings of sadness, remorse and yet, also feeling damn lucky to be alive. [Taken from limathreefive.com]
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POSTED ON 3.1.2015
POSTED BY: Steve Van Hefty

Thanks Doc Swatek

My family will not forget you or your sacrifice on this day. -Steve Van Hefty

Steve's story can be found at steveswatek.com
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POSTED ON 3.1.2015
POSTED BY: Steven Cox

47 Years ago today

It was 47 years ago that I was informed that you were K.I.A. giving the ultimate sacrifice for your country and fellow Marines. I will always regret being only a few clicks away, and not being there to help you. Bringing you home to Peshtigo was an honor my friend, a town where being a veteran makes one proud. You were a great " Doc " and loved by your fellow 3/5 Marines. I will always cherish those day's we spent together with 3/5. Semper Fi my friend till we meet again
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POSTED ON 3.3.2014
POSTED BY: Steve Van Hefty

Steve's Story

Steve's story along with some others who grew up with him or served with him can be found at:

http://www.steveswatek.com/

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POSTED ON 3.1.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Doc.

Thank you for your devotion to our Country and to your Marines.
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