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SGT Nathaniel Troy Swindell

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SGT Nathaniel Troy Swindell

Birth
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Death
15 Jan 2005 (aged 24)
Mosul, Ninawa, Iraq
Burial
East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA Add to Map
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SECTION R SITE 2865J
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Nathaniel T. Swindell had been married for just a few months when he called his wife from Iraq to tell her he missed her. "'I miss waking up to you in the morning and kissing your forehead to wake you up,'" his wife Sabrina remembers him saying Jan. 14. He died the next day. Swindell, 24, of New York, was accidentally shot by an Iraqi National Guardsman in Mosul, his family said. He was based at Fort Lewis. "He was great," his 19-year-old widow said. "He was perfect. We never fought once." Swindell had joined the Army shortly after graduating from high school. He loved hip-hop and making people laugh, and he made Sabrina his wife just eight months after meeting her at a dance club. "We were driving in the car and he said, 'You know what? I would like you to marry me and I am not going to give up until you do,'" Sabrina Swindell said. "He always took care of me." The couple was married in August, two months before Swindell returned to Iraq for his second tour of duty.
Nathaniel T. Swindell had been married for just a few months when he called his wife from Iraq to tell her he missed her. "'I miss waking up to you in the morning and kissing your forehead to wake you up,'" his wife Sabrina remembers him saying Jan. 14. He died the next day. Swindell, 24, of New York, was accidentally shot by an Iraqi National Guardsman in Mosul, his family said. He was based at Fort Lewis. "He was great," his 19-year-old widow said. "He was perfect. We never fought once." Swindell had joined the Army shortly after graduating from high school. He loved hip-hop and making people laugh, and he made Sabrina his wife just eight months after meeting her at a dance club. "We were driving in the car and he said, 'You know what? I would like you to marry me and I am not going to give up until you do,'" Sabrina Swindell said. "He always took care of me." The couple was married in August, two months before Swindell returned to Iraq for his second tour of duty.

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  • Created by: Cindy
  • Added: Jan 19, 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10347786/nathaniel_troy-swindell: accessed ), memorial page for SGT Nathaniel Troy Swindell (12 Jun 1980–15 Jan 2005), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10347786, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Cindy (contributor 46573079).