Joseph M Lancour

Joseph M Lancour

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U.S. Army

Army Specialist Joseph Lancour, grew up in Ludington, Michigan  and had moved to Swartz Creek  about 170 miles southeast of Ludington in Genesee county.   Specialist Lancour died on November 10, 2007, a day after an ambush in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. Joe was one of five soldiers whose patrol was attacked Nov. 9 in Aranus, Afghanistan.  Two of the soldiers died that day and Specialist Lancour and two others died Nov. 10. Specialist Lancour was part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Vicenza, Italy. He was twenty-one years old.

Joe Lancour graduated in 2004 from Ludington High School.  After enlisting in the Army in 2006, Specialist Lancour trained as a paratrooper at Fort Benning, Georgia., and was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He served in Italy before being deployed to Afghanistan.  He was proud of what he did.  While he was home on leave in August 2007, he was upset to learn that his unit had been attacked. His family said he wanted to get back to his unit. 

Joseph Lancour was a fun-loving youth who enjoyed skateboarding, camping and fishing. He was a good kid and he got along with others.He played on Ludington High School’s football and baseball teams.  Classmates remember him as kind of a skinny football player, but he’d go out there and play hard.

Joseph’s portrait is also located on Poster 6


4 Responses to “Joseph M Lancour”
  1. Starla Owens says:

    You always knew how to make me smile, even when I was upset or mad at you. Your humor was dry but funny. Your smile could brighten any frown. You could walk into a room and light it up with your smile. Its been five years going on six. You are missed everyday, and still loved unconditionally. I love you son and I miss you!!!!!

  2. Dennis Hawn says:

    SPC Lancour,

    You never knew me, but I’m extremely proud to say that your service and ultimate sacrafice for every citizen of United States of America continues to inspire me.

    I had the honor to serve as one of the Casualty Assistance Officers that assisted your father during your homecoming and internment. I often think about the sacrifice you made that continues to make the United States of America the greatest country in the world.

    Even though we never met, \THANK YOU\.

    Dennis Hawn
    MSG (Ret)
    U.S. Army

  3. Thank you soldier, for fighting the good fight! My family us from Ludington, Wesley Wayne Hackbarth

  4. Rob Lancour says:

    Dear Joe,
    I miss you so much! You are an inspiration to many individuals. Today I met another one of your classmates. When I told her my name, she asked if I was related to you. I said Joe is my son. Today is 11 years 4 months and 10 days since you left earth to be in heaven. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful son.
    I love you!

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