Spc. Lucas Frantz died here in Mosul in mid-October of injuries suffered during a sniper attack. He is the first member of the Stryker Brigade killed in combat and was part of the 1st Brigade 17th Infantry, Alpha Co. I’m staying with for this week.
A few days ago, the soldiers I was out with on patrol pointed up a street we were on near the Maresh Market. Frantz had been killed just a few blocks away, they pointed out.
I met a friend of his who remembers the day Frantz died as the same day the battalion moved into their new battalion headquarters here on base.
Lucas Frantz was from Tonganoxie, KS. I wrote about him here and here. This is more of his story.
Because the story of their lives is as important as their deaths, we should know these men and women. This is just a little snippet of his life in Iraq.
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