HAMILTON, OH, US
SGT, COMPANY A, 1ST BN, 27TH INF RGT, 2ND BCT, SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI
11/21/2010, TIKRIT, IRAQ
Sergeant David James Luff Jr., a native of Hamilton, Ohio, joined the Army in July 2004 as a Tanker and attended training at Fort Knox, KY. Upon completion, he was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment where he served as a gunner. In 2006, SGT Luff deployed with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry to Operation Iraqi Freedom for fifteen months. In April 2009, SGT Luff was re-assigned to Able Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment “Wolfhounds” where he served as a driver. SGT Luff was promoted to the rank of SGT in January of 2010. In July 2010, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn as a gunner.
Sergeant Luff and the Weapons Platoon operated out of the Salah Ad Din Provincial Joint Coordination Center for the first several months of the deployment. The platoon filled the critical role of securing the Stability Transition Team and advising and assisting the local Iraqi security agencies in Tikrit. In early November 2010, SGT Luff contributed to the transition of the Provincial Joint Coordination Center to Iraqi Security Forces as part of the brigades planned drawdown.
Sergeant Luff was a family man that bragged to his friends how he was married on New Year’s Day so that he could never forget his wedding anniversary. In the months before deploying, he became a proud new father. In his personal life, SGT Luff enjoyed playing cards, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends. He was a big fan of the OSU Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Bengals, and enjoyed watching the UFC fights. The Wolfhounds will remember his good sense of humor and dedication to his fellow Soldiers and friends.
Sergeant Luff is survived by his wife Katie Marie Luff and his son Aiden.