Sergeant Lucas T. White

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Moses Lake, Wash.

Bensons Funeral Service

Sergeant Lucas T. White was killed in action on November 6th, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq. A proud member of the U.S. Army since August of 2001, SGT White also had served in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom from July, 2003, to April 2004, as part of the 10th Mountain Division.

Born in Yakima, Washington, to Mervin White and Julia Brooks, SGT White spent his childhood in Pendleton, Oregon, and White Swan, Washington. He graduated from White Swan High School in 1998.

SGT White subsequently moved to Moses Lake, Washington, where he was to meet his future wife, Jennifer Leigh of Moses Lake. Lucas and Jennifer had been married for more than two years at the time of his passing.

Surviving Lucas are his spouse, Jennifer White, mother and stepfather, Julia and Lyle Brooks, siblings, Marcus Ramos, Seth Brooks, Nathaniel Brooks and Melissa Brooks, grandmothers, Patsy Durfee and Yvonne Malatare, and grandfather, Edward James and his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Also surviving are Jennifer's father, Sam T. Leigh III, and mother, Judy Robinson-Leigh of Moses Lake.

Visitation for friends and family with SGT White will be at Benson Family Funeral Service, 104 W. 5th Avenue, Moses Lake, on Thursday, November 16th, 2006, from 8 until 9:30 a.m followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. Additional viewing will take place following the funeral service.

The family wishes to express that this service will be open to everyone in the community who wishes to attend.

At 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, the U.S. Army will hold a memorial service in honor of SGT Lucas T. White at Fort Lewis at the Main Post Chapel. A traditional Yakama Nation Longhouse Service at the White Swan Pavillion will be held Friday, November 17th, 2006, starting at Sundown (4:29 p.m.) and lasting through Sunrise on Saturday. The public is welcome to attend this ceremony and pay their respects to SGT White.

Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery on November 20, 2006, at 2 p.m.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 16, 2006
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