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Cabot native dies in Afghanistan

A Cabot family says says their loved one died while serving in Afghanistan this week. Family members of 24-year-old Jason Swindle were notified Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A Cabot family says says their loved one died while serving in Afghanistan this week. Family members of 24-year-old Jason Swindle were notified Thursday.

The 2006 Cabot High graduate went straight to the Army after high school, with his older brother Sam.

"He was proud, very proud of his job. I just wish I could tell him how proud I was," said Sam.

His twin brother John also went.

"He was never afraid. He was a better twin than I was. He was fearless. I really looked up to my brother," said John.

The Arkansas football team is what Jason loved a lot.

"He looked like a Razorback," said Sam.

Jason went through two tours of duty in Iraq and was on his third in Afghanistan when he died.

But now, his brothers say his life will live on through his wife Chelsey, their 1-year-old son Paxton, and their second son on the way.

The Department of Defense says Swindle died of injuries suffered when he encountered enemy, small arms fire. 

Swindle was assigned to 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 


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