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Lieut James Newton Sweet
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1945
Lima
Livingston County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1968
Quang Tri, Vietnam

1st Lt US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran

HMM-161, MAG-39, 1ST MAW
7562 PILOT HMH/M/L/A (I)

Location on The Wall - Panel 41W Line 070

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Obituary courtesy of Mike Duffy
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The Genesee County Express - 24 Oct 1968

"A Livonia man, Marine Lt. James N. Sweet, was killed in a helicopter crash in Vietnam.

Sweet, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Sweet, South Lima, was co-pilot of a Med-Evac helicopter which crashed into a mountain in the Quang Tri area. His parents were notified Monday.

A graduate of the State University Agricultural and Technical College at Alfred, Sweet earned an associates degree in mechanical technology. He had graduated from Livonia Central High School, where he was a member of the track team.

Sweet enlisted and went on active duty with the Marine Corps in January, 1968. During flight training Pensacola, Fla., he sang in the Navy Command Choir. He was commissioned a second lieutenant at the end of flight training, last April.

After advanced training as a helicopter pilot in Jacksonville, N.C., he left for Vietnam May 1.

Sweet was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Livonia, a member of its Holy Name Society, and an altar boy.

Surviving besides his parents are a sister, Mrs. Keith Cornelius, Almond and a brother, Michael in training at the U.S. Naval Base, Bainbridge, Md.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Alson W. Drown Funeral Home, Livonia." 
 
Burial:
Saint Michael Cemetery
Livonia
Livingston County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Mar 03, 2011
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Lieut James Newton Sweet
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