Joe F.-Lusk-Obituary

Capt. Joe F. Lusk

Reedley, California


Reedley, California


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Joe Lusk's dream was to be an astronaut. His goal every day, however, was simply to please those around him. "He always put everyone else first," said his friend Dustin Powell. "It was his sole goal to make everyone else happy." Lusk, 25, of Reedley, Calif., an Army helicopter pilot based at Fort Bragg, died Jan. 21 in a training accident in Kuwait, about 10 days after he was deployed overseas. "A friend told me she thought he was so sweet, and when I thought about it, that's what he was, just so sweet," said Lusk's mother, Sue Lusk, an English teacher at the high school where her son graduated a straight-A student and football player. Lusk graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. His uncles are both in the military. One of them, Maj. Joseph Lusk of Massachusetts, escorted his nephew's body from Dover Air Force Base. "It gave me comfort to know I was doing it for my brother," Joseph Lusk said. "It really helped them to know that I was with Joe all along."

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To the family and friends of Capt. Joe F. Lusk:
It has truly been my honor to sign Joe's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Joe will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy

January 21, 2012
To the family and friends of Capt. Joe F. Lusk:
Always remembering Joe. "Some gave all."

To the family and friends of Capt. Joe F. Lusk:
Please accept my remembrance of Joe on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers

I know the mother of this brave fallen soldier. She is an amazing women and mother. Her strength is inspiring to all that know her. I am thankful for the love they shared and for the sacrafice Joe gave to his country. He is remembered on this 5 year heaven anniversary.

To the family and friends of Capt. Joe F. Lusk:
Remembering Joe on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"

In Memory of Joe ~ (Debra Estep)

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...

Our continued thoughts and prayers out to the Lusk family.We shall FOREVER stand for our fallen HEROES.

To the family of Capt. Joe F. Lusk:
Joe 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."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"

Although I did not know Capt. Joe F. Lusk, I Hold him and his family in my heart and prayers. Remember when times get tough, that he is looking down from heaven and smiling at you, and protecting you.
Thank You for serving our country to keep us safe, You are Truely a HERO. May He Rest in Peace with the Lord, and Your hearts heal in time.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13

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