Time of Remembrance

Jeffery A. Lucas

Age:

33

Hometown:

Corbett, OR

Date of Death:

2005/06/28

Incident Location:

Afghanistan

Military Branch:

Navy

Rank:

ET1

Unit:

Navy Seal Team 10

Unit Base:

Virginia Beach, VA

Jeffrey Lucas was destined to be in the military. Since he was a child, the country boy from Corbett wanted to be a Navy SEAL. The specialized, elite combat force was -- in the words of a report Lucas wrote in the third grade -- "the best." When he was young, Lucas used to sneak up on people dressed in camouflage that he made from brush. He used to practice target shooting at long distances. "He could surprise anyone," says Jamie Lucas, 32, Jeffrey's younger brother. "He was always so fast, so smart and so sure of himself. There was no way he wasn't going to reach his dream." Jeffrey Lucas was a 1989 graduate of Corbett High School. His destiny was set long before he enlisted at age 17. His skills, family members say, made him a natural for the military.