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.