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US Navy Swamp Foxes visit
Swamp Fox Distillery in BV

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From the May 18, 2022 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   Members of the US Navy's maritime strike squadron HSM-74, the Swamp Foxes, are known for deploying on various ships to conduct anti-submarine, surface, and electronic warfare with their MH-60R helicopters. While they are often deployed onboard aircraft carriers, cruisers, and destroyers (and will likely hit the seas in the near future), they also know how to work in some fun during their training cycles when at their home station of Jacksonville, Florida.
   Last weekend, they participated in the Good Neighbor Day Air Show in Atlanta, but couldn't resist a stop in Buena Vista on their return trip. That's because they found out about Buena Vista's Swamp Fox Distillery. They contacted owners Britt and Angie Moon, verified that both entities are named for American Revolutionary War officer Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion, who is also the namesake of Marion County, and asked if they could visit.
   "We saw that the distillery was on our route back and had an obvious tie-in with Francis Marion, so we wanted to form a relationship with them," said LT Madison Pascale, who along with LT Ryan "Frogger" ... The rest of the story