George Palmer McSwain

Born: Thu., Aug. 8, 1940
Died: Wed., Aug. 6, 2014

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George Palmer McSwain

August 8, 1940 – August 6, 2014


George Palmer McSwain – a resident of Pendleton died Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at a local care facility.  He was 73 years old. 

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Donna Chapman
   Posted Sun August 17, 2014
George has been such a big part of my life since I was 18. I don't know how to live without him in it. He was such a loving and giving man, and we always loved each other through that whole time. He held me up during a time when I needed him so much and was a father to my daughters when they needed him. I will always love you my sweetheart. Rest in sweet peach.

spike nasmyth
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
See ya old friend.

Joe Mobley
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
A unique individual with a tough exterior and a big heart. He lived life the way he wanted to live it. Adios Amigo !

Joe Mobley

Tom McNish
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
A soft spoken and unshakably courageous officer/roommate/friend/patriot.

Karen Black
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Cole always spoke so highly of George. So sorry to learn of his passing.

Dave Wheat
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Sorry to see George go. A very interesting guy, friend and fellow POW.

Leroy Stutz
   Posted Sun August 24, 2014
You couldn't ask for a better cell mate during the tough times. One of the "good guys".
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Bud Flesher
   Posted Mon August 25, 2014
George, You were one of my better memories of NVN. Rest in peace old friend.

Kile D. (Red) Berg
   Posted Fri August 29, 2014
George was a good man and a strong POW. I am proud to have know him.

Lisa Chapman
   Posted Mon September 01, 2014
Rest in peace dear George, and thank you for your love and support of my family. I believe in angels and I truly believe you were one sent to us at the right time. Our time with you and your service to your country will never be forgotten. God bless you!

Ted Ballard
   Posted Sat September 06, 2014
George was my first cellmate (and I his) in the POW camps. I was badly injured from torture and George took care of me for a long time. I love him as a brother and I miss him.

Dede Wolf
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
I did not know George, but I proudly wore his POW bracelet for many years as a teenager. I came across it recently, and decided to try to research and see if I could find him on the internet. Sadly, I see that he had passed away, so I just wanted to send my condolences to his family, and let them know I truly believe that he was a great American hero. RIP Lt. George McSwain 7-28-66

Susan Armstrong
   Posted Fri February 13, 2015
I wore your POW bracelet with pride. I woke up every night when the planes were bringing you back from the war. The night the last plane came I was very worried you weren't on it. It was over 40 years ago, you were either the first or last on the last plane. I was so glad when you disembarked from the plane. Rest in Peace. May your loved ones take solace in your very brave life.

Ed Wallen
   Posted Sun March 01, 2015
Will miss you and you will always be an inspiration.Rest easy will meet you on the big hangar deck!

Marjorie Andrzejewski
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
May you rest ever so peacefully. I was a USAF military brat living at McGuire AFB and in high school when the program started for ordering and wearing POW/MIA cuff bracelets with the dedication to never taking it off until the person whose name was printed on that bracelet came home. I was given your name George, and I never took it off until you came home. I thought of you everyday and prayed for your return. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your life.

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