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Michael Elsmere Lucas

Born October 29, 1949
Died October 6, 1969
Service Branch Army
Rank Private First Class
Rating or Job Paratrooper
Unit 82nd Airborne Division, Company A, 105 Infantry
Campaign Viet Nam
Military Citations Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Service Number 566784950

Ground casualty - Multiple fragmentation wounds

Binh Duong Province

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Pfc. Michael Elsmere Lucas

Oct. 29, 1949 - Oct. 6, 1969


Michael Lucas joined (he Army in October 1968. four months after he graduated from Las Plumas High School in Oroville.

After boot camp, he trained as a paratrooper in airborne school, and on July 21. 1969 landed in Vietnam to serve with the 82nd Airborne.

The 19-year-old soldier was killed in action just over two months later.

Chico News & Review, May 26, 1988


Pfc Lucas is buried in the Oroville Cemetery on Lincoln St., on the West side overlooking the valley.


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Chico News & Review

Lynn Lucas Rotlisberger: sister

Mementos LucasLucas headstone
lucas in Viet NamLucas death notice