Richmond “Ricky” Ross Luce, 2nd Bde LRRP, KIA May 29, 1967

Richmond “Ricky” Ross Luce

PFC – U.S. Army
4th Inf Div 2nd Bde LRRP

B Btry, 4th Bn, 42nd Artillery, 4th Inf Div

22 June 1948 – 29 May 1967
Jacksonville, Florida
Panel 21E, Line 14

Luce grave marker

MILITARY DATA

Service:               Army (Regular)

Grade at loss:   E3

Rank:                     Private First Class

ID Number:           12882972

MOS / Specialty: 13A10: Field Artillery Basic

Len Svc:               Less than 1 year

Unit:                     4 INF DIV, 2nd Bde LRRP

CASUALTY DATA

Start Tour:         05/14/1967

Cas Date:             05/29/1967

Age at Loss:       18

Remains:               Body recovered

Location:             Pleiku Province, South Vietnam

Type:                     Non-hostile, ground casualty, died of other causes

Reason:                 Accidental shooting

GRAVESITE

Warren Smith Memorial Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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Link to Remembrances:    

https://www.thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=31442

https://www.4thdivrangers.com/2ndbde/Wall/wallbios.html

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/31500/RICHMOND-R-LUCE

 

PFC Luce was accidentally killed 15 days after starting his tour of duty in Vietnam – when volunteering for the 2nd Bde LRRPs from his assigned artillery unit.  He was just 18.

We will always remember him as a LRRP.

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