YOUNGSVILLE, NC, US
SPC, 805TH MILITARY POLICE CO, 535TH MP BN, 290TH MILITARY POLICE BDE, CARY, NC
07/15/2011, BASRAH, IRAQ
SPC Daniel “Lucas” Elliott, age 21, of Youngsville, NC, died on July 15, 2011, in Basra, Iraq, in service to his country. Born in Raleigh, NC, on July 18, 1989, he was the son of Patti Elliott of Youngsville and Ed A. Elliott, Jr., of Louisburg. In addition, he is survived by his wife, Trisha Vibhakar Elliott of Raleigh; brother, Cristopher Brad Elliott and wife, Paige Steed Elliott, of Eatonton, GA; maternal grandmother, Lucy Eggers of Boone, NC; paternal grandfather, Ed A. Elliott, Sr., of Fayetteville, NC; maternal great-grandparents, Clay and Martha Eggers of Boone, NC; uncle, Dwayne Elliott of Lumber Bridge, NC; and cousins, Peyton Danielle Eggers, of Greensboro, NC; Traci Lynn Eggers of Charlotte, NC; and Dwayne Elliott, Jr., of Lumberton.
Lucas attended Youngsville Elementary School for K-3rd grade, after which he was home-schooled through high school. Lucas attended Vance-Granville Community College, North Georgia Military and Wake Tech. Lucas enlisted as a Military Policeman in the United States Army Reserve in January 2007 and completed Basic Training and AIT at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon his return to North Carolina, he was attached to the 805th MP CO, located in Cary, NC. In 2009, he volunteered for deployment with the 810th MP CO out of Tampa, Florida, and completed a tour in Iraq. Upon his return, he reattached to the 805th and deployed with the 805th in May 2011. Lucas was a member of Hopkins Baptist Church. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 261, sponsored by Rolesville Baptist Church, and earned his Eagle Scout designation in January 2007.
At the age of 12, Lucas began shooting on a high-powered rifle team sponsored by Sir Walter Gun Club, out of Creedmoor, NC. Lucas’s passion for shooting turned into a skill which earned him several medals and awards through both the State Games of North Carolina and the National Rifle Association Civilian Marksmanship Program. Lucas was an avid hunter and fisherman. His love for those activities enticed many of his friends to begin hunting and fishing. He was a member of Fellowship Gun Club, Castalia, NC.
Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2011 at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Roach officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Patriot Hunts, P. O. Box 53741, Fayetteville, NC 28305; NWTF, Jakes Program, P. O. Box 530, Edgefield, SC 29824 or to Junior Marksmanship Support Group, 1202 Watauga Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.