SMN Bernard Edwin Swisher

SMN Bernard Edwin Swisher

Birth
Death 2 Dec 1943 (aged 17)
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 59740146 · View Source
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BERNARD SWISHER KILLED OFF ITALY

Seaman Bernard Edwin Swisher reported missing in action about two years ago, apparently was killed off Bari, Italy, when his ship exploded.

Mrs. Elsie Swisher, his mother, who resides in Public Square, has informed Ralph S. Tagg, Assistant State service officer of the Maryland Veterans Commission.

The tragedy increases the list of Washington countians killed in action in World War II to 175 and reduces the missing in action to 13.

Transcribed from the Morning Herald, Hagerstown,
Maryland, December 20, 1945


MARINER'S MEDAL PRESENTED TO MOTHER
Medal Given to Mother of Bernard Swisher, Missing in Action

The Mariner's Medal has been awarded Bernard Edwin Swisher, and presented to his mother, Mrs. Elsie May Swisher, 10 Public Square, this city.

Swisher, a member of the Merchant Marine, was listed as missing in action off Italy some months back.

Announcement of the award was made yesterday by the War Shipping Administration.

Transcribed from the Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Maryland, March 16, 1945

**The ship he was on was the S.S. Joseph Wheeler.


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  • Created by: Liz Cain Deeds
  • Added: 7 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59740146
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SMN Bernard Edwin Swisher (13 Oct 1926–2 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59740146, citing Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Liz Cain Deeds (contributor 47294946) .