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Saluting a Hero: “LUKE”

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Staff Sergeant Leon H. Lucas, Jr. was born in September, 1978. He was killed on August 1st, 2011, while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan while serving on his fourth deployment in the United States Marine Corps. He leaves behind his parents and three sisters, and a wife and three sons.


Marine Staff Sgt. Leon H. Lucas Jr. died Aug. 1, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an enemy grenade attack in the upper Gereshk Valley. The 32-year-old, of Wilson, North Carolina, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Twentynine Palms, California, and served during Operation Enduring Freedom. Lucas is survived by his wife, Mary; and children, Tyson, Zachary and Quentin.


for time:
400m run
15 clean & jerks, 70/50kg
30 toes-to-bar
400m run
45 wall ball, 20/14#
400m run
45 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
400m run
30 ring dips
400m run
15 barbell lunges, 70/50kg
400m run

To learn more about Staff Sgt. Lucas Jr. there is a moving video here and a tribute Facebook community here.

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