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Marine from Wilson killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 2, 2011

— A Marine from Wilson was killed Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday.

Staff Sgt. Leon H. Lucas Jr., 32, died while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in Twentynine Palms, Calif.


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  • robbyh Aug 3, 2011

    Sad to hear this, Prayers for the family. Is his dad a lawyer? think i might know him.

  • SuzyQ Aug 3, 2011

    Rest In Peace, American Hero. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and Battle Buddies. It's always difficult to hear that a brave serviceman or servicewoman has died in the line of duty, but exceptionally hard when it's someone close to home. I volunteer with an organization that supports our deployed troops, so I hear about a lot of deaths - - it's time to bring our fellow Americans home where they belong.Did you hear me, Mr. President?

  • just my2cents Aug 3, 2011

    Rest in Peace, our hero.