CPT Ronald George Luce, Jr

CPT Ronald George Luce, Jr

Birth
Julian, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 2 Aug 2009 (aged 27)
Wardak, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION 60 SITE 8946
Memorial ID 40256733 · View Source
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Capt. Ronald G. Luce Jr., 27, of Fayetteville, N.C. He was a 2000 graduate of Ramona High School, and had enrolled in ROTC at Valley Forge Military Academy, becoming a commissioned officer in 2002. He graduated from Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee in 2005 with earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in chemistry. He attended the Special Forces Qualification Course, graduating May 2008 as an 18A, team commander and was assigned to 2nd Bn., 7th SFG(A) as a liaison officer. He was reassigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 20th SFG(A) as a detachment commander. He also attended the Infantry Officer's Basic Course, Infantry Captain's Career Course, Ranger School and Airborne School. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Army Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge, and Ranger and Special Forces Tabs. Deployed to Afghanistan in July of 2009, he died while conducting combat operations in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan while serving as the Special Forces Team Commander with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi. Captain Luce is survived by his wife, Kendahl D. Shoemaker-Luce, and daughter, Carrie Ella Luce, of Fayetteville; his parents Ronald G. and Katherine Luce of Wilmington; brothers, Aaron, Nathan, Richmond, Zechariah, Ethan, Isaiah and Josiah; and his sisters, Rebekah and Havilah. He is the son-in-law of Michael and Denice Shoemaker of Philadelphia.


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 4 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40256733
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Ronald George Luce, Jr (6 Jan 1982–2 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40256733, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .