John Swisher


By Renata Kraft

Hi, I’m not a Marine or a member of the Shamrocks but I found a picture for my buddy John Swisher of his Commanding Officer. The picture has the story with it. John you should share your picture. When I made Johns Quilt of Valor besides putting the USS America picture on his quilt he also wanted his Commanding Officer picture that I found for him on his quilt too. I can’t remember what John said the names were. When I came across the picture and the story I thought it was pretty neat. I found all of Johns military patches but one. I’ve never found his patch when he was on the Mediterranean Cruise.


From World War II to Operation Desert Storm. The "Fighting Shamrocks" from VMSB to VMFA have served and sacrificed gallantly every time it has been called upon. From the cold inside the Artic Circle at Bodo Norway to the heat and dirt of Balıkesir Turkey. Shamrocks have left their mark.


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