Forbes Road juniors recently had the opportunity to visit the grave of fallen marine and Fulton County native, Marine Lance Cpl. Steven W. Szwydek who died October 20, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom. Szwydek, of Warfordsburg, Pa. was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was killed Oct. 20 by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Nasser Wa Salaam, Iraq. Also killed were Staff Sgt. Richard T. Pummill and Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Russoli.
The juniors would like to take the opportunity to thank Steven’s parents for making their trip possible.