Daniel “Lucas” Elliott

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Youngsville, NC

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Specialist

Specialist Daniel Lucas Elliott joined the Army Reserve at the age of 17 because he believed in standing up for American principles. He was last assigned to the 290th Military Police Brigade, 200th Military Police Command, Carry, NC. He was killed in Basra, Iraq when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Lucas was an adrenaline junkie. He believed if you were going to commit yourself to something, do it wholeheartedly. An avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing were his passions. His dream was to one day have his own hunting and fishing television show.

Lucas believed in living life to its fullest. While he took things with the appropriate amount of seriousness, he did not, “sweat the small stuff,” instead focusing on finding a way to improve or change the things he could, and making the best out of any situation. He was a loyal and giving friend, someone you could count on when the chips were down.

Age: 21

Date of Death: July 15, 2011

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