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May 4, 2021Washington |  By: Jeremy Werner

Burlington Junction native to serve on new warship

WASHINGTON - The Navy says a local Missouri man is serving aboard one of the nation's newest and most versatile warships.

Petty Officer Second Class Brandon Swinford, a Burlington Junction native, will be serving aboard the future USS Miguel Keith.

According to a press release, Swinford says the values required to succeed in the Navy are similar to those he found in his hometown. Swinford is also a 2010 West Nodaway R-1 graduate.