Lt Col Kenneth Swaim was a proud member of the First Air Cavalry.He served in Vietnam and later worked for the US Army Recruiting Command.

In Vietnam Kenneth spent most of his time in a forward area bunker guarding top secret documents. This paperwork included all the orders that would come to the forward base, such as the invasion of Cambodia, and all orders were kept in a safe. Other responsibilities included the grim task of writing letters home informing families about the loss of their love one. He also wrote out recommendations for Purple Hearts.

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