Sgt Nathaniel T Swindell

Sgt Nathaniel T Swindell

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 15 Jan 2005 (aged 24)
Iraq
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot SECTION R SITE 2865J
Memorial ID 10347786 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Cindy
  • Added: 19 Jan 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10347786
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Nathaniel T Swindell (12 Jun 1980–15 Jan 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10347786, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Cindy (contributor 46573079) Unknown.