A Fort Stewart soldier has been killed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense announced over the weekend.
Sgt. Jason M. Swindle, 24, of Cabot, Ark., died Sept. 20, in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when he encountered enemy, small arms fire.
Swindle was assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. He was an infantryman who joined the Army in July 2005. Swindle had four deployments and posthumously earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.
A news release from the post's public affairs office said, "The thoughts and prayers of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and the 3rd ID are with Swindle’s family; the installation is providing support to the family."