James M. Swink, 20

Swink, a Navy corpsman from Yucca Valley, was killed Aug. 27. The military told his family that he was riding in the turret of an armored vehicle on patrol when it flipped over in rough terrain and crushed him. Known as Mikey to distinguish him from his father, Jim, Swink was following longstanding a family tradition when he joined the Navy. His father and grandfather had both served in the Navy. Brothers Brian Mullins and John Swink did their service in the Marine Corps, and sister Melissa Strickland did a stint in the Air Force.

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