||Major Lucas Gruenther
28 January 2013
U.S. Air Force Major Lucas "Gaza" Gruenther, of Twain Harte, California, died Jan. 28, 2013, when his F-16 jet went down in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy. Gruenther was in the 555th Fighter Squadron where he served as an F-16 Flight Lead for the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy.
Gruenther is survived by his wife, Cassy; daughter, Serene, born just a week after his death; parents, Romel Mathias and Joseph Malin; brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Britton; brother, Chance Hildreth; grandmothers, Melba Mathias and Brigitta Gruenther; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert Mathis and Col. Donald Gruenther.
Feb 01, 2013 - 05:45 AM
Feb 01, 2013 - 07:22 PM
You will indeed be missed...a great pilot, superb FAIP, husband, and friend.
Feb 01, 2013 - 07:24 PM
Feb 01, 2013 - 07:59 PM
Rest In Peace Man,and thsnk you for your Service.
My sincere condolences to the Captains family, friends and colleagues
Filippo from Italy
Feb 01, 2013 - 08:36 PM
Condolences to his family
Feb 02, 2013 - 03:16 PM
Thank you for all ..........Cpt. Gruenther , fly high heroes.
Condolences to his family.
RIP MAJOR LUCAS GRUENTHER
Feb 04, 2013 - 12:21 PM
"Major Lucas Gruenther earned his promotion during a board in late 2011 and had been waiting to pin on his new rank", states a Feb. 1, 2013 post at the 31st Fighter Wing's FB page announcing the promotion. My sincere condolences to the family of the brave pilot.
Feb 18, 2013 - 12:32 AM
Rest In Peace ,
And fly High to keep us safe
My sincere condolences to the family, friends
Wim " Droopy" muylaert from Belgium local police force
Brett "Durden" Wells,
Feb 25, 2013 - 07:29 PM
Luc was a great person, pilot, and friend. RIP buddy. You are missed...
Missing you Luc
Kristin "Mother" Hubbard,
Feb 26, 2013 - 09:48 PM
Four weeks later, not getting any easier. We miss you buddy.
Wish I had a chance to know you
Mari "Mars" Metzler,
Oct 28, 2013 - 01:04 AM
Godspeed Gaza, Once Green...Always Green
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