Luce, Ronald George, CPT

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Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18A-Special Forces Officer
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Officer)
Primary Unit
2008-2009, 18A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group/C Company
Service Years
2002 - 2009

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Home Town
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Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Casualty Date
Aug 02, 2009
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
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Infantry Shoulder Cord Special Forces Group

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)
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 Unit Assignments
US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)20th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  2005-2008, 18A, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  2008-2009, 18A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group/C Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2009-2009 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation II (2006-09)
 Colleges Attended 
Belmont University
  1998-2002, Belmont University
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Last Known Activity
Captain Ronald George Luce

Killed in action on August 2, 2009

Operation Enduring Freedom

Captain Ronald G. Luce died while conducting combat operations in the Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan August 2 while serving as the Special Forces Team Commander with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), headquartered in Jackson, Miss.

Luce, 27, was killed when a command wire improvised explosive device struck his vehicle while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Luce, born in Julian, California, enrolled in ROTC at Valley Forge Military Academy and became a commissioned officer in 2002. In 2005 attended the Special Forces Qualification Course, graduating May 2008 as an 18A, team commander and was assigned to 2nd Bn., 7th SFG(A) as a liaison officer. He was reassigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 20th SFG(A) as a detachment commander.

Luce’s military and civilian educations include a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. He also attended the Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Infantry Captain’s Career Course, Ranger School and Airborne School.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Luce also earned the Parachutist Badge, and Ranger and Special Forces Tabs.

Luce is survived by his wife Kendahl and daughter Carrie of Fayetteville, N.C.




PRESS RELEASE: 20th Special Forces Group Soldiers die in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

Capt. Ronald G. Luce
Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers
Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro Granado

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 3, 2009) — Three U.S. Army Special Forces National Guard Soldiers were killed in action on Aug. 2, 2009 in Qole Gerdsar, Afghanistan.

The following Soldiers, all assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Jackson, Miss., died when their vehicle was struck by a command wire improvised explosive device, while conducting a tactical ground movement:

Capt. Ronald G. Luce, 27, of Fayetteville, N.C., was a Special Forces team leader. 

Sgt. 1st Class Severin W. Summers, 43, of Bentonia, Miss., was a Special Forces engineer sergeant. 

Staff 1st Class. Alejandro Granado, 42, of Longview, Texas, was a Special Forces communications sergeant.

Luce is survived by his wife Kendahl and daughter Carrie of Fayetteville, N.C. and parents Ronald and Katherine Luce, of Sneads Ferry, N.C.

 Summers is survived by his wife Tammy of Bentonia, Miss. and daughters Shelby and Sara; and parents Severin and Charlene Summers of New Roads, La.

Granado is survived by his daughter Amanda and sons Hasson and Alejandro of Longview, Texas and parents Alejandro and Rolainda of Tatum, Texas.

 For further information, media should contact the Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-643-8438 or after duty hours at 910-429-4165. 

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