The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Spc. Joseph A. Lucas, 23, ofAugusta, Ga., died in Balad, Iraq on Dec. 15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. Lucas was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.
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