Swart, James Franklin, AOCM

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Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1976-1978, AO-0000, NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1956 - 1978
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Taft, TN

Date of Passing
Mar 11, 2018
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cremated, ashes with Family

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated

Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Cold War Veteran SERE

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

James Franklin Swart, 78, of Taft, originally of Stillwater, Okla., a loving father, husband and friend, passed away Sunday (March 11, 2018) at his home. A member of Prospect Baptist Church. James served active duty Navy for 22 years, having served in Vietnam as part of the Navy Seawolves (1967-68), honorably retiring as E9 Master Chief Aviation Ordinanceman. He served as a deputy sheriff in Douglas County, Nev., from 1981 to 1991. He then served as a US Census field representative from 1999 until 2007. Survived by his wife, Barbara, of Taft; daughter, Rita and husband, David Seale, of Citrus Heights, Calif.; son, Kevin of Stillwater, Okla.; daughter, Destini and husband, Eric Baldonado, of Denver, Colo.; son, Robbert and fiancé, Jackie Booth, of Fayetteville; sister, Rita and husband, Daryl Davis, of Chickasha, Okla.; brother, Danny Swart of Perkins, Okla.; sister, Sherry and husband, Rodney Watson, of Southaven, Miss.; brother, Terry and wife, Sandy Swart, of Cherryvale, Kans.; sister-in-law, Marlene and husband, Tony Barbero of Doyle, Calif.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dolores; father, Franklin; mother, Annie; and brother, Dwight Swart; one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law; two nieces; and one nephew. A celebration of life and memorial service with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Prospect Baptist Church, 32 Prospect Road, Fayetteville, with Pastor Ronnie Gay presiding.
Published in Elk Valley Times on Mar. 21, 2018 

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As of 12/31/2007, I officially became retired from all employment.  
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Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1956, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 238
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and Courses(AO) Aviation Ordnance SchoolNaval Air Station Whidbey IslandVP-4 Skinny Dragons(USN)
VA-212 Rampant RaidersFallbrookVR-21VC-1
SERE SchoolCommander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)HA(L)-3 Seawolves
VA-83 RampagersCommander Carrier Air Wing 19 (CVW-19)AIMSO, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1956-1956, Airman Prep School/ AN P School
  1956-1957, AO-0000, (AO) Aviation Ordnance School
  1957-1958, AO-0000, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
  1958-1960, AO-0000, VP-4 Skinny Dragons(USN)
  1960-1961, AO-0000, VA-212 Rampant Raiders
  1961-1963, AO-0000, Fallbrook
  1964-1965, AO-0000, VR-21
  1965-1967, AO-0000, VC-1
  1967-1967, AO-0000, (AO) Aviation Ordnance School
  1967-1967, AO-0000, SERE School
  1967-1968, AO-0000, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1967-1968, AO-0000, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
  1967-1968, 8263, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1968-1972, AO-0000, (AO) Aviation Ordnance School
  1972-1972, AO-0000, VA-83 Rampagers
  1972-1974, AO-0000, Commander Carrier Air Wing 19 (CVW-19)
  1975-1976, AO-0000, AIMSO, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)
  1976-1978, AO-0000, NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
 Colleges Attended 
  1979-1981, Others/Not Listed
 Military Association Memberships
HAL-3 Seawolf AssociationMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2005, HAL-3 Seawolf Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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