Former SEAL Dies in Ukraine; 6th Known American Killed in War

A former U.S. Navy SEAL who went AWOL in 2019 was killed this week in Ukraine, American officials said Friday. They said he was not fighting in an official capacity.
Daniel W. Swift, who was a 1st class petty officer, was killed on Wednesday in Ukraine, the Navy said.
No other details were available, including whether Swift’s body has been taken out of Ukraine.
The Navy said he deserted his post in San Diego, California, in March 2019. “We cannot speculate as to why the former Sailor was in Ukraine,” the Navy said in a statement.
At least five other Americans are known to have died fighting in Ukraine, according to State Department statements and reports from individual families….

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