- 24 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 3, 1987
- Date of passing: Sep 20, 2012
|Let the memory of Sgt. Jason be with us forever|
24, of Cabot, Ark.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Sept. 20 in Panjway, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when he was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade while on mounted patrol.
Gov. Beebe: Flags to fly at half-staff for soldier
The Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Gov. Mike Beebe says U.S. and Arkansas flags will be flown at half-staff to honor a Cabot soldier who was killed this month in Afghanistan.
Beebe proclaimed that flags will be flown at half-staff on Saturday to honor Sgt. Jason Swindle.
The Defense Department says 24-year-old Swindle died on Sept. 20 from injuries suffered when he was hit by enemy small arms fire.
The governor's proclamation says Swindle had a son and another baby on the way.
Swindle was assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
"My heart grieves at each loss of American life. I know these men and women have given their all for me. I owe you my safety and freedom and I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
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