USMC CPL Curtis M Swenson was killed April 2, 2010 in Helmand Province Afghanistan.  Born in Rochester, he graduated from Mayo High School in 2007 and joined the Marine Corps in June 2007.  Curtis served with Weapons Co, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Division in Kaneohe Bay, HI.  Deployed to Iraq from August 2008-March 2009 and Afghanistan from November 2009-April 2010 where he was killed by a road side bomb while serving as a gunner of a vehicle assisting another in distress.  Coming from a long line of Marines and service members, Curtis was eager to serve his country.  He was quick witted, strong minded and a loyal friend.  He was looking forward to college after finishing his enlistment.

CPL Curtis M. Swenson Memorial Fund