Second Ala. soldier killed in week

Captain Ron Luce
Captain Ron Luce

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A second Alabama soldier has died overseas in less than a week.

The Alabama Army National Guard confirmed the death Thursday of 27-year-old Captain Ron Luce. Luce was serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

The soldier was serving as Team Commander in Qole Gersdar, Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device. He was assigned to 1st Battalion 20th SFG in Huntsville, AL.

Two other soldiers were killed in the attack including Sergeant First Class Severin W. Summers 43 of Baton Rouge, LA and Sergeant First Class Alejandro Grenado 42, of Tatum, TX.

Funeral Services were held for Luce at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel on Ft Bragg, NC Thursday.

Also killed over the weekend, Alabama native Bruce "Bubba" Ferrell, Jr. Ferrell was a Lance Corporal in the United State Marine Corp. He was also serving in Afghanistan when he was killed by an IED.

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