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LTjg David Swenson Burial At Sea, September 1950


A Chaplain reads the Last Rites service as Lieutenant (Junior Grade) David H. Swenson is buried at sea from USS Toledo (CA-133), off Inchon, Korea. He was killed by North Korean artillery while the Swenson was bombarding enemy positions on Wolmi-do island, Inchon, on 13 September 1950. Lyman K. Swenson is in the background, with crew at quarters on deck.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the "All Hands" collection at the Naval Historical Center.

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