Tributes & Vigils Category: US Marine
Name: Marine Lance Cpl. Franklin A. Sweger
From: San Antonio
Assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Incident: Marine Lance Cpl. Franklin A. Sweger was killed Dec. 16 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.
San Antonio Marine killed in Iraq
SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio Marine who loved science and dreamed of getting married and raising a family has been killed in Iraq, his family confirmed Saturday.
Lance Cpl. Franklin A. Sweger, 24, died Thursday as a result of enemy action in Iraq’s Anbar province, the Defense Department said.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Sweger was depressed when he first arrived in Iraq three or four months ago, said his mother, Susie Hernandez. But he was more upbeat when he last talked to them on the phone two weeks ago.
“Everything’s OK mom, don’t worry about…