32-year-old US Marine Staff Sergeant Leon H. Lucas Jr., from Wilson, North Carolina, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan on 1st August 2011.
Staff Sgt. Lucas served with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based at Twentynine Palms, California.
Staff Sgt. Lucas leaves his wife Mary, their two sons Tyson (4) and Zachary (2). Their third child is due in December. He also leaves his parents Leon H. Lucas Sr. and Teresa, and his three sisters Ericka, Deborah and Tabitha.