|Pfc Lucas V. Starcevich
United States Army
June 6, 1981 - April 16, 2007
KIA Baghdad, Iraq
Memorial Page Established by- Dale S. Morgan II, Ret (WIA 2-18-04)
In Honor Of PFC Lucas V. Starcevich
PFC Lucas V. Starcevich
Born: June 6, 1981
Killed in Action: April 16, 2007
Starcevich died April 16, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained
when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device (IED).
He had been assigned to the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd
Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany for
this, his 2nd tour in Iraq.
Starcevich was honorably discharged in 2004 after serving in Iraq and
re-enlisted in 2005 “because he loved the Army”. That prior service
was where he was an amazing soldier in the 46th Chemical Company, 2nd
Chemical Battalion, 13th COSCOM stationed at Fort Hood, Texas where I
had the honor of working alongside him and deploying with him during his
first tour. According to his father, Starcevich always wanted to be "an
Army guy". He played with his G.I. Joe action figures when he was a
child and loved to dress in camo. Most of all he loved his country (right
along his friends and family). Starcevich was courageous as he
understood his job and the dangers involved, yet went about it anyway, though
not without fear.
His father has a page for him if you care to learn more about the
person Starcevich was beyond the Army: http://www.starcevich.org/luke.htm
March 24, 2008
Jarid and Stephanie Taylor
Luke was an awesome guy and soldier. He will be greatly
missed by all of his friends. Especially his close friends from
Tolono. RIP Luke.