Just thinking of you. I miss you everyday.
To the family of Spc. Joseph Lucas. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. Our son Pfc. Timothy J. Seamans, US Army, 1st Battalion 69th Armored Reg., CHARLIE Company, Ft. Stewart, GA was killed in action on August 18, 2005 in Samarra, Iraq when the HUMVEE he was driving struck an IED. Our life completely changed forever that day. I myself come from a proud military family having served 20 years in the US Navy retiring in 1995. My father served in WWII and brother served in Vietnam. My mothers five brothers served in the Army during WWII and the youngest was killed in action during the invasion of Normandy. The next time we are up at Ft. Stewart; we will look for Joe's tree and place a rose to honor and remember him. Each time we go up to Ft. Stewart the row of trees just keep on growing and it breaks my heart. How I came to know of Joe's passing is that I was reading today's Florida Times Union and they have an article about Charlie Baker, retired Army COL also a reporter who was with the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry during Vietnam and it was deactivated shortly after. Then during the Iraq War it was reactivated and he was notified by its commander to follow the squadron there as an embedded reported. He got to know many of the men and a few months after he left that's when Joe was killed in action. He remembered attending at service at Ft. Stewart and it hit him hard and he broke down. I just wanted to share this with you. Our hearts and prayers are always with you as we now both walk this never ending journey together. God bless.
Joe, just thinking of you as I do often. LOVE & MISS YOU!!!
Well 7 yrs ago today was the last time I laid eyes on you, kissed your forehead and prepared to lay you in the ground. The 15 th is hard but nothing's harder then seeing your face for the last time. Love and miss you.
Thinking about you today brother. You will never be forgotten.
Thinking of you my best friend on Memorial Day! XOXO
I carried a sign with your name and picture in the Dacula Memorial Day parade. Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice. You are on my heart today.
Hey Bud, Just thinking about the old days and how much fun we had.You are a true hero that will Never be forgotten.
It has been 6 years this past Thursday! We all miss you! You will always be our HERO! Love you and miss you!
To the family and friends of Spc. Joseph A. Lucas:
Please accept my remembrance of Joseph on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
hey joe..its veterans day and salute you for your service and giving the ultimute sacrifise.. i love and miss u joe..thank you for watching over all of us..got to go bro..love and miss u always..jay
hey bro its jeffrey again was thinking about u today i am still missing u jason made it home from hell again im sure u was watching over him kids are getting big but got to go love u and miss u love always jeffrey
Joe, I think of u every day!! I Miss u so much!!! I Will always think of u as one of my own!! i love u son!!
Gosh...I wish i could see you now !! I am missing you like crazy..I talk to your Mom almost everyday on Facebook..I love her so much..she has made a beautiful scrapbook of you ! What an amazing job she did ! I think of you often..everyday that is..whenever i see your Mom's picture oh the computer..when i think of old friends..when i see old photos of all the dances we went to...Could you send me a sign that you remember Mirah Cary's "HERO"..its crazy...that was the song you and I danced to every time we danced at school dances..and it will always hold a special place in my heart..the biggest place..and you are a "HERO" really intresting how things work out ! I am hoping to see you Mom when she comes up this summer to Maine..I just want to hug her !! Your son LJ is so darn precious..he looks like a spitting imagine of you...so handsome..I want to meet your little man so bad..I hope one day I can ! Until we meet again Keep your heart close to your Mom..she needs to continue to feel that love from you ! And know that you are forever and always..loved and sadly missed !
Ashley Bonang (Green)
well wed marked 5yrs. for joe. miss you everyday and the pain is still there, dont think it will every go away. watch over your brother as he is over there now. bring him home safe to his family and friends. LOVE YA....
To the family and friends of Spc. Joseph A. Lucas:
Remembering Joseph on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving your young life to protect ours. You will never be forgotten.
hey joe its been a long time eh? we all miss u here in maine! ill see u soon bud
love and miss you so much. wish you was here to bug the crap out of me..lj is getting so big and has your attitude, everything i see him do i see YOU in him...lord help me..lol. keep him on the good path of life. LOVE MOM
I'm sure Alden is looking for that star! God Bless You
On this day and with each day that we enjoy our freedom, I would like to give thanks and let you know that I do not take our troops for granted. May you experience God when you feel your loss.
hey joey. its jason.. todays vetrains day and we r all remembering and thinking about u.. i made it home safly with ur guidence, miles is getting so big. keshia says hi and wishes she could have met you.. dads driving on the road still and he and all the boys and april miss you so much..we all wish u were still here..oh keshia is pregnat again..hopfully another boy.lol..well ttyl and will see again somday...luv always ur lil bro Jason
I miss you more than you can ever imagine. Things just aren't the same here. LJ is getting so big, but hes so dang bad, haha. I've never written in this thing, and I feel terrible about that, but I want you to know that I love you and will never forget about you. Ever. We will make sure LJ remembers who his daddy is and that no one will ever replace you. Gosh, I can't believe its been four years. I graduated. :) I miss you. I want you back. This isnt fair. LJ needs you. All this time and I still have the same question: Why? You're safe now though and thats all that matters. I hope youre looking down on us and making everyone laugh up there. I love you. I miss you.
Hey Lucas, Keep Smiling down on your wife and son, and us to. You were a wonderful person and you will never be forgotten.
Love Always Tamika and Family
We are thinking of you today,miss you
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hey joe its jay..im in iraq now. i think around where u where..i hope u r keepin an eye out for me..well i'll come see u in georgia when i get home..i'll ttyl luv ya jay
Hey Joe,can't help thinking about you,during this time of the year,miss you and hope you're watching over us all,I keep seeing the new pics of LJ and ca'nt belive how big he's getting I promise one day soon I'm going to meet that special liitle boy who looks just like his hero daddy,luv and miss you please watch over your brother Jason and my brother Alex he joined the Navy u know,well bye for now,Merry Christmas,Tya
Merry Christmas Joe
America misses you & will never forget such a hero!
hey son it's mom, went over to see you today and brought some flowers from me and daddy.can't believe it's been 3yrs. i miss you and think about you all the time. when lj comes over and visit me it like looking at you all over again, just the way he does things and acts, the looks on his face, it's like having you right there with me. well i will keep it short don't want to start crying, did all that today, but i love you and miss you very much take care til we see each other. tell nana and grampy i said hi and miss them also. and watch over your brother for when he goes over....PLEASE...
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.
The Wind on The Downs
“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”
(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )
Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….
“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”
I did not know Joseph, but I am remembering
his service and sacrifice. He is my hero. !
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
The Other Side
i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.
can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.
i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.
it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.
i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side
the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.
i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.
Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)
“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008
The Other Side –
(To hear the song)
Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB
Remembering The Fallen – Blog
Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
To the family of Spc. Joseph A. Lucas:
Joseph gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Hey Joe it's been along time since we have talk many years to be exact. I wish I could have seen you one more time to say good bye to you and to grandpa. Lots of love to you cousin.
Hey Big guy, sorry for being a day late, Happy Birthday, I miss you, and I know you are partying up there, dont do nothing I wouldnt do, just thinking bout you man, and wanted to come by and say hello..until next time, take care!
Hey CID! I know I am late getting this out but Happy Birthday!!
Hey Joey Happy 26th birthday,I miss you so much,I remember all the fun and trouble we used to get into at your moms when we were little,hope you're out there watching over us,you'll always be in our hearts and memories,love Tya
Happy Birthday Joe! Just thought I would let you know that i am thinking of you. And miss you very much. Love you Aunt Brenda
hey joe happy birthday it's mom.turning 26 today, that makes me getting older..lol i sent you like four birthday graphics on your profile, i could sit here all day and send them to you, but i won't be greedy, i let other people send you something. lj is getting so big he in pre-k now, he says he likes school. everything he does it''s you coming out in him...that scary. miles is one now and getting big, jason gave him his first hair cut, didn't do to bad. well i now everyday goes by and i think of you and miss you to. buy any chance did you take mom's purse...lol can't find it.things go missing from the house and i wonder if you have anything to do with it most of the time...lol well tell grampy and nana i said hi and miss them to ya'll behave up there and don't do anything stupid ok, love you and i will write again soon....LOVE YOU
hey joe joe, well our son is turning 4 can u believe it. he is so big he acts just like you. he's ur lil mini me all the way to the studdering lol... we miss you so much and we will continue to tell lj about you. he knows where you are he send you balloons. love you....
Hey Cid! Was thinkin about you today so I figured I would come here. It's a little bit late but I want to say Thank you for bringing our boys home, once again. You are deeply missed by so many. Keep watching over our boys, those who still serve and those who have ETSed. You are one hell of a guardian angel!!!
hey joe its 4th of july and we r all missing u dearly today.we thank u for ur sacrifice u did for us to protect just like u r now even if u aint here with us. ...hey bud. i miss and luv u soo much joe.miles is getting so big. u probably now that already.hes walking to. im dooing good .just traing hard like u to go either iraq or afghanistan. either one im following u bro.well hope u got ur corona tonight i poured it for you.well gtgfn keep watching over u and take care of lj and miles....
ps...tell gramps i said hey and i miss them both..
hey big guy...just wanted to let you know that i miss you, and i think about you all the time!
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Spc Lucas!
you will be missed by everyone
Hey Joe! It is Jenna... I have been thinking about you lately! I miss you! I wish you were here so you could see the kids. I know you see them from up there but I wish they could see you. L.J. looks just like you. He is a great kid. I have a picture of you and Kenzie from L.J.'s first birthday and she sees it and asks about you. Well I am going to go for now. Just know that I love you and think about you all the time. Keep looking out for all of us! We all miss you!
I am a distant of cousin of yours,We only met you briefly when you and Heather came home to visit, we thank you for the great sacrifice you made for all of us americans, we know you are in Gods loving arms watching over us all still, know that you are missed so much by all those that knew and loved you,, Til we meet again,,
hey man this is your brudda...i rember thats what u us to call me when we were kids.. i miss u so much man i never knew how much i would miss u and now i know. well i told u i would move down here to sc and i did, well 3 years to late sorry but i did.. i finaly when back to ur grave for first time since u moved on and colby played there for a while.. him and lj are becoming best buds like me and u were when we were kids. its like looking in the mirror and seein me and u but got to gomiss u man see u again soon ,
love u your big bro jeffrey
We just wanted you to know that Kyle has recovered from his knee surgery & has been Honorably Discharged 2/14/08. You are forever in his thoughts and live on in his tattoo on his forearm. He talks of you so often..remembers what a special friend & hero you are. You will NEVER be forgotten!
Steve & Marcia Anderson(formerly of Plymouth, MA)
it's mom again, i had lj this weekend he's so much like you and again so different. i am making you a scrapebook, it going to take me awhile to do it,i have so many pics to cut and paste. it is your grandmother's birthday on the 6th of feb. if you could send her a sign to wish her a happy birthday, well got to go i LOVE YOU and MISS YOU every day and don't forget it.
hi joe it's mom.i suppose your wondering why i haven't signed yur guestbook before now, well i didn't know it was here, heather showed me the other day. we have made a scrapbook of you and put everything we have in it, she made one and so didn't i. well hope you have seen grampy and nana by now tell them i said hi and miss them very much and you to. it's not the same around here anymore without you. lil jeff and ashley are moving down here to s.c. to get away from the cold and the snow, well let me tell you it gets cold here, you know that.it snowed for alittle bit last week, didn't amount to anything. i bet it is snowing up there where you are, bet you have gone snowboarding like you use to in maine. well I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND MISS YOU DEARLY. watch over all of your family and loved ones. see you someday. love mom
Hi Joey! I'm sure you already know, but I'll fill you in anyway... Jason got married yesterday, to a wonderful girl, Keisha. And he looked so handsome in his dress blues. You and him could be twins:) You'd be as proud of him as he is of you. I love you Bro!
Well man I know it's been awhile and after my second deplyment to Iraq there isn,t a day that goes by that I don't toast you with a jim beam. Jay Gibbs gave me a memorial bracelet before I went and I took it with me on every mission. You are missed and there is always a beer or shot available for you when you want it.
To the family of Spc. Joseph A. Lucas, my heart goes out to all of you, I am sorry for your lose, I am SSG(ret.)Ducksworth, I was Lucas's, first line supervisor/squad leader for two years at Fort Stewart,Ga, i was in the Humvee with Spc Lucas, as the Truck Commander, on 15 Dec 2005, this was to be his last patrol, prior to coming home with the Advanced party, and i tell you, he was so excited to going home to see his family, wife and son, whom we often talked about, all the time, i was proud to have a soldier, like Lucas, he was the best, and proud to be serving his country, i often asked him how his day was going, and how he was doing, and he would always reply back, with a smile, Im
Good SSG.D, Im Good, I could always depend on Lucas, in my abscence, and when a task needed to be done, he always found a way, to complete, it, and to standard, i loved Lucas like a Son, and I miss him, Dearly, it seems like yesterday, we'd be riding on patrol, in our Humvee, and he would say something to make the whole crew, just break out laughing, he really kept our spirits up, and the rest of the crew in good standing, with each other, just wanted to share some of my experiences with his family, i was and still am honored to have had a chance to work with such a fine young man,friend,and Soldier, you are not forgotten, and i miss you much(Tough Guy!!!) and to his family, i wanted to wish you all, a Happy and Safe Holiday, and a Blessed New Year!
SSG DUCKSWORTH (RET)
Hey Hun! I am a day late and a dollar short but hey, I am doin it now. I drank to your memory last nite. Nikki is doing so well and L.J. is getting so big. You have a great family and we all miss you!
hey, we miss you more and more everyday and lj looks more and more like you everyday. i promised you as i was standing with you that i would take care of our son and i have and that i would make sure he knew who u were and he does. he send you balloons and when he looks at your pictures he knows excatly who you are. Almost everytime i go to see you he goes with me. i remember our last conversation. i remember lots of things about us. i love you and miss you. im keeping my promise ill never let him forget.
hey Brother its me Johny and dwight and jeremiah and Drew. We all miss you very much and we hope you keep an eye on us.. We all love you very very much
love the 4 boys
hey brotha u finally got a nephew from me. i know u can see him so protect over him whenever u can. thanks.oh his name is Miles Joseph Lucas. middle names after u joe. miss and luv u joey see u in the future. watch over us all.
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.
Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.
I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.
REST IN PEACE, HERO, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!
PROUD MOTHER OF A U.S. SOLDIER
Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Spc Lucas and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
Happy 4th of July Joe! Me and Lj miss you very much and think about you everyday. Its because of HERO'S like you that we still have our freedom and independance. Thank You! I LOVE YOU!
NIKKI AND LJ
THANK YOU PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE SO THAT WE CAN BE FREE! I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THE SERVICE YOU RENDERED!
Happy memorial day joe joe i love you and miss you. your son is looking more and more like you everyday. acts like you too...continue to watch over him i know he feels you!
On this Memorial Day you are in our thoughts & your family is in our prayers. Our son, Kyle, was with you that fateful day. He is serving in Iraq again & you are always with him. You are NEVER forgotten!
THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD IN CUMMING, GA. WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW AN ANONYMOUS DONOR ARRANGED TO HAVE AN ENGRAVED BRICK WITH JOSEPH'S NAME, RANK AND DATE OF DEATH PLACED LAST YEAR IN OUR COURTYARD OF REMEMBRANCE.
IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT, IT IS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE CHURCH AND NEAR THE STATUE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
THANK YOU FOR THE SACRIFICE HE HAS MADE.
Thanks for yesterday, I got your birthday wish.I love & Miss you dearly. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you.I try and get L.J. as often as I can he is growing up so fast and is looking more and more like you.He acts just like you letting Casper lick his ears.Well I gotta get back to work.I love you.oh yeah help God keep a eye on moma tomorrow.
Hey Joe! How is everything up there in Heaven? Well here... Everything is okay. Chris and I got married. We are expecting a baby now. We are hoping for a boy. We just moved to Tennessee. I still talk to Nikki. She and L.J. are doing good. L.J. and McKenzie are growing up real fast. They are going to be 3 soon. Can you believe it? I can't! Well I just wanted to tell you everything is going okay here. I love you and miss you very much! Wish I could see you but I will one day. I love you big bro!
I cant believe you have been gone for a year now. You are a hero always and forever. I will never forget the middle school dances. I am so glade you got in touch with me, amazing how things work out. I know your son will always have a hero for a Daddy!! I hope you are at peace and words could never describe how lucky our country was to have you. Lots of Love
Heather and L.J
Joey wrote to me shortly before he passed on. I think its very important you know all the wonderful things he had to say. First of all how proud he was of you Heather, and L.J the mom and wife you are. Also how proud he was of himself. He told me how you were going back to school and so forth and all about l.j. He was one happy father and husband.
I am so sorry for your loss, I think about you two often (even though i have never met you)you are in my heart and prayer. I went to school with Joey in Maine up until he moved. What a great person, such a wonderful sense of humor.
All my prayer and best wishes
Hey Joe, I still miss you and love you very much, the 15th was hard but you knew that cause i know you were there in our hearts and spirit. Some things are hard but all you need to know is that your son is well takin care of and knew excatly who his daddy was on that shirt he wore. We miss you very much and when the time comes ill will let l.j know how great of a man his Dad was! love ya,
nikki and l.j
Well Yankee, it's hard to believe you have been gone a year already.We still love and miss you VERY much.I know your up there with alot of people who love you to, but it still hurts like hell to know we can't see you and tell you face to face how much we love you, but deep in our hearts we know that you know.Don't worry about L.J. you know we will never let anything happen to him and he will know how much of a true hero you are.There are alot of things not right here but things will get better.We Love you and will see you again one day.Until then keep making everyone up there smile as you did here.God new what he was doing when he took a great man like you.We know your son will be just like you, he already is he makes us laugh everytime he is here; not to mention he is the spitting image of you.
Karen, Butch, Brooke and Alden
hey bro .hows it up there? its been a year since we lost u. and we all miss u very much.its not the same without u here.keshia really wished she could've met u. im passin all my classes now. about time huh?lol. i hope im making u proud by joining the marines.ur always with me joe and i miss u alot. it sucks being the oldest now.i need someone to look towrds and i stil do u.well give some signs that ur doin ok somtime. luv and miss much joe.ttyl
Still missing you....Not a day goes by where I dont think about you.
I am Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Spc. Joseph A. Lucas, one year ago today.
The price this young hero and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
May Joseph rest safely in the Loving Care of God and may the Peace of the Lord continue to be with the Lucas family.
There will never be enough ways to humbly thank these heroes for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. KIA~Vietnam, 1967.
"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart" Psalm 27:14
May the Peace of God and the memories of Joseph,
remain in your heart always and give you comfort
and strength through the difficult days.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
You know the 9th is our annv. So Happy Annv. I Love You!
hey joe guess what?? well u already know it.. i got student of the month for october.. thanks for still being there for me..luv and miss ya..see u when i get there..tell grampa i said hey
Happy Birthday...I know it is late into the guest book yet I stopped by your tree with a soldier and his wife yesterday. We left you some flowers and last nite, I hung out with Nikki, L.J., Lawaunta and Anna. We all miss you down here!!! Take it easy, Big Guy!
hey bro. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! big 24 wow.. just wish u were to celebrate it with us.. but ur doin it with god.make him laugh..we all love and miss u so much joey. oh im going into the coast guard then a state trooper..i know ur with me through all of this..well ttyl bro.see you when i get there
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YANKEE,I know this is gonna be a hard one for us but a good one for you because your with the Lord now.WE LOVE and MISS you VERY MUCH.
Happy Birthday Joey! I miss you so much. I am going to remember all the good times we had together on this day...thats what we all should do. Embrace on the wonderful man you were!
Well Yankee, its been 9 mths today and it still hurts as bad as it did the night we lost you. But I know that you're up there with God and making him laugh, so until I see you again remember I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU VERY MUCH.
Hey joe joe! so this mth is your birthday baby....24 yay. God how i wish u were here for us to celebrate. But you get to celebrate this one with GOD! I love you Joe! kisses
Joe I miss you so much. I think about you a lot. I can't believe it's been almost a year since we lost you. You were the best cousin I could have asked for. I'll remember all the good times we had growing up. I love you and miss you.
Joe I miss you so much!!! I think about you everyday!! I try to talk to you every now and then. I just wonder if you can hear me. I wish you were still hear. There is so much I wanted to say to you, but I didn't get the chance. I wanted to tell you thank you for everything you did for me. Well I am pretty sure you already knew that. Well I love you so much big bro. I will see you one day!!
I am honored to have fought along side such a spectacular Soldier.
i miss you joe joe and i love you very much i will never forget you and neither will ur beautiful baby boy!
Tomorrow's your day lil brother...I'll be thinking of you.
May god bless your family for your courage & sacrifice . We will forever be in debt.
Spc. Joe Lucas you are a hero! We know this for sure as our son, Spc Kyle Anderson was with you as you gave your life for us all. He misses you CID!
It's one thing to miss a person that is far away and out of touch. You don't always call when you should. After all, there's always time to do it another day, right? But when that day can't come, when you can't tell them how you miss them, love them, wish you could see them... well, it's a lot different. Joey, I'm sorry, God I'm so sorry, that I didn't pick up that phone to hear your voice. I'm so damn sorry I didn't pick up that pen and paper just to write you a quick note to say "hi, I love you" or a long letter telling you what a wonderful man you are. I miss you today, all the days before, and for every single day for the rest of my life. I know how proud of you we all were....me, your beautiful wife, your parents, your brothers...we love you Joey. If you only knew how much! But I'm sure you do, somehow. I know I talk to you everyday. And I know that a name is just a name, but I'm proud to be a Lucas, and I always will be, little brother. Anyway, until our next talk, I love you...
Your sister, Kali
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. I HAVE JUST LEARNED OF YOUR GREAT LOSS AND WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. KNOW THAT YOUR HERO WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. HOLD TIGHT TO YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES THAT HIS SPECIAL SMILE MAY CONTINUE TO SHINE ON FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE. I PRAY THAT PEACE WILL FIND YOU ALL SOMEDAY. STAY STRONG AND GODSPEED. SEMPER FI
A MARINE MOM
hey this is joe's brother, we had some good times in our days together. I will never forget him and i hope noone else does. I miss and Love u joe. R.I.P
My heartfelt sympathy to the Lucas family in the loss of Joseph. I did not know Joseph, but my heart is broken and I am sadden for your loss of such a young man. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
I send each of you a hug from my heart.
Love and Peace
To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
Spc. Joseph A. Lucas - another HERO lost but never forgotten. Having just lost our son to this war as well, I know there is nothing anyone can say right now. Just know you are not alone, we are forever united in our grief. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and allow you to one day smile again at a memory rather than the have the tears that flow so freely now. God Bless this courageous young man.
Pam Adams (SFC Brent Adams KIA 12/1/05)
We care and share your sorrow.
You know that you and LJ are part of my family. I don't have words to say how sorry I am. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just call. Let LJ know everyday how much his Daddy loved him.
JOE YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT FRIEND. ME AND MY FAMILY WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. YOU WAS A RESPECTABLE MAN, A WONDERFUL HUSBAND AND FATHER. I'M PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN A GREAT SOLDIER LIKE YOURSELF.
HEATHER,YOU ARE A GREAT FRIEND WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR EACHOTHER AND REMEMBER I WILL ALWAYS STICK TO IT. YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SON TO TAKE CARE OF. YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT FRIEND AND MOTHER.PEOPLE SAY THE HARDEST JOB IN THE MILITARY IS TO BE A SPOUSE OF THE MEMBER. WELL THIS PROVES IT IS. AS YOU KNOW I AM A SPOUSE ITS HARD BUT I CANT SAY I KNOW WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH BECAUSE I DONT.BE STRONG. I LOVE YOU AND LJ BOTH AND I WILL ALWAYS BE AS CLOSE AS A PHONE CALL AWAY. I LOVE YOU
CRYSTAL, DAVID, AND HANNAH SALSER
I grew up with Joey in Bath. He was my bestfriend in the world. Him and I lost touch as many people do when they get older and it was Nikki that brought us back together. She contacted me and I was blessed. Im so lucky I have her and LJ is my life now. XOXO. I love you Lucas Family!!!!
Joey my heart breaks to know you are gone :( i was your aunt for 18 years you was one of the good lucas boys .i will always think of you in my prayers your cousins angie and robin was also saddened .It makes my heart swell to know how much you was loved ...heather i know you dont know me but if you ever need anything e mail me my door is always open to you and your beautiful son LJ just e mail me all ill give you my phone number..and im sure where he was also part joey he will one day become a great man ..our thoughts and love go out to you and little joey .........Beckie
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Im very glad I had the pleasure to meet you, Joe and L.J. It wasnt hard to see that Joe loved you and your son very much. Take care of yourself and your son.
Joe- Im very glad I had the pleasure of meeting you, I only wish we all could have gotten to know each other better. You were definately a crazy one, full of life and that loved to laugh. Seeing you with Jessie, and playing with Heather are memories I will never forget. You are a very brave person and will always be in my heart and prayers.
To all of the Lucas Family,
May you Cherish all of Joe's memories, and make many more to share with him when you all meet again.
God Bless you all.
I'm very sorry about your loss. I new Joey from Butler and Mcdonalds.He will be missed..
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. As a military spouse myself I know about the worry and heartache endured when they leave for an assignment ... but worry no more God will take special care of him. I'm always available if you need someone to talk with.
Joey, I know I was only in your family for a short time, but my brother-in-law you will always be. I love you. My thoughts and love are with you...always and forever.
And Heather, I'm at a loss for words. I remember meeting you when you and Joey were still teenagers, and already so in love. I know you're surrounded by people that love and care for you, but if you'd like an extra one, please know that I'm here for you.
To feel a loss as great as yours at the holiday season makes the pain even greater (if that is possible). Joe is spending the Christmas season with Jesus this year. L.J. will grow up knowing his daddy was a hero to our country as well as his personal hero (yours too). You can be proud of your husband for giving the ultimate gift for our freedom. We will be there with you in thoughts and prayers as you continue your journey. I know there are no words that can truly make this better, but I am really sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and L.J. for the great loss you have suffered. Your Joe was a good husband and father to you and L.J. and a good friend to many of us who went to school together. While we feel his leaving was wrong, only God knows when the time is right. He needed Joe for greater things in heaven. To have lost his life serving his country and fighting for our freedom makes him a hero in all our lives. L.J. will grow up knowing what a great man his daddy was. We are there for you whenever you need us.
God, recived the best the day you left us. I know you will make heaven a better place . You touched our lifes the short time we got to spend with you , you truely blessed us and we are proud to have had you for a son in law we can't say enough of how proud we are of you and Nikki, Much Love Bobby,Jennie&Anniebel Mote
Joey, I'm honored to have you as my brother-in-law. My thoughts and love are always with you! And Heather, I know we only met that one time, but please know that if you ever need and extra ear, shoulder, or just a sounding board, I'm just an email or a call away. All my love...Kali
Unfortunately I did not know this young man and I only learned of his death from the telvision and newspaper reports. From what I have gathered, this man was very special and it makes my heart ache that he had to be taken away from his son and the love of his life. We all have to remember that only the good die young and God saw something more precious in this man's eyes and called him home. Nikki, please let your memories of your good husband, good father and good friend give you strength to carry on. That little boy is beautiful and in a way very lucky because he has someone that will be with him forever and guide him through the days to come. Life is hard and difficult to understand but God always knows whats best. Rest on, Fallen Soldier, rest on!
Nikki even though you have lost a husband, you have gained love and support from the citizens of Augusta. As I read your story in the paper and I saw you on T.V, my heart ached. My heart ached because you were blessed enough to find the love of your life at an ealy age which is something most of us spend a lifetime searching for. Its better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. May God Bless you and Heaven smile upon you. Keep your faith and tell your son everyday that his dad loved him very much but God loved him best. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Nikki, LJ, and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We never knew you, but are so proud of you and are thankful that men like you are around to protect us and our way of life. Our prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow.
Joe, you will be missed by so many people whos lives that you have touched. You and Nikki are my and Michaels best friends. I know that you are going to be the angel that watches over them now, just don't party harty too much up there...wait for us to join you!! We will all take great care of Nikki and LJ. Michael and I love you and your family very much. Rest in peace now...SPC. Michael and Maria Sankadota
"Memories are a legacy of Love"
A young Hero was lost but will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prays are with Joseph's family during this time of sorrow.
Joe, my brother, I love you so much and miss you more than anything. I am taking care of Nikki and L.J. but I am sure you already know that. One day we will meet again in heaven. I love you! Love your Little sister, Jenna
I am not sure what to say. I don't think there is much that can be said, except that Cid was a great man,husband, father and friend. Cid knew how to light up a room with laughter and cheer. My deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences are with Nikki, L.J. and the rest of Cid's family. Never forget the hero in your lives!
YOU WILL BE MISSED BABY AND I LOVE YOU AND I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR SON.
We will miss you but never forget you young man.
I am very sorry about what happend, I know how much he ment to his friends and family.
We celebrate your life and the service to your Nation. The ultimate sacrfice you made is greatly appreciated. May God grant your family peace during this difficult time. Thank you Spc. Lucas we salute you.
Your brothers at the
Disabled American Veterans
To the family of SPC. Joseph A. Lucas, I am truly soory what happened to SPC. Lucas. I went to basic training with him and he was a fine soldier. I will keep the family in prayers.
I am sorry to hear about what happened. I couldn't believe it when I heard about it. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. God bless you.
There are no words I can say at this time that can express the sadness I feel for your loss.
Our hearts are heavy and may God bless and comfort you through this very difficult time.
Thank you from a very grateful American.
To the family of Spc. Joseph A.Lucas, my deepest regrets on your lose, I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope you find strength during sorrow.
A Blue Star Mother