PORTLAND, Maine -- A 23-year-old soldier with ties to Maine has been killed by an improvised explosive device during his second tour in Iraq.
Army Spc. Joseph Alan Lucas, who grew up in Bath, was killed Thursday in Balad, about 40 miles north of Baghdad.
Lucas was assigned to an armored unit with the Third Infantry Division. He had been living with his wife and their 15-month-old son in Georgia, where the division is based.
Lucas was one of seven siblings, all boys, and was serving his second tour in Iraq. His father, Jeffrey Lucas Sr., of Wiscasset, said his son attended high school in Georgia, where he had moved with his mother nine years ago.
The elder Lucas described his son as easy-going, with a great sense of humor and very smart. He planned to leave the service when he returned stateside and was thinking of getting into a computer-related field.
Whenever I read one of these stories I always wonder if the parents voted for Bush or not. If they voted for Bush, are they still for him? If they are, I have to say I feel they deserve the reward they have gotten for their stupidity.
I was wondering if there was any truth to the Bloomberg story.Maybe sis can shed some light.might be worth buying a few shares if it's bull
That's a very sad story. It is such a shame that global terrorism has taken another life. I'm sure (based on their comments) that his parents could not be prouder of their son and we should be too. He has given the ultimate for his friends - his life.
Well you seem not to realize that BUSH put him where "global terrorism" could kill him. Had he not been sent to war in Iraq (for no good reason since it is not diminishing global terrorism but rather increasing it) he would not have died. Is that to complex for you to understand?
My 2 boys are back from Iraq now and in good shape but for how long, I can't say. Can't speak for other parents but should harm befall them there, if they have to return? I bet I'm not the only guy who will put the lions share of the blame squarely upon himself.It is a rougher experience than I can imagine. Or ever want to imagine