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I am so proud to be the father to Joe Lancour. Joe was a great kid. Growing up he had an automatic instinct to help others. He placed value of other ahead of his own. He was very kind and gentle of a person. His hobbies included baseball, football and fishing. I think his favorite hoppy was fishing. He would go out in the winter at temperatures that no-one should be out there. He spent a lot of time with his friends. Whatever they were up to, there was Joe. Joe wanted to be either two things in life, a farmer or a sniper. It was funny whenever he would talk about these. They are so far apart. Joe wasn't a fan of the idea of going to school. I told him that he had three choices in life. College, work or the military. In Feb 2006 he joined the Army. We were so proud of him. Still am to this day. Right after bootcamp Joe trained to jump out of planes. After Airborne school Joe and I flew home from Ft. Benning. We were in the terminal laughing and joking around. He made comments that the last 5 times he was on a plane, he had to parachute out. You should of seem some expressions that people gave when they heard that. Joe deployed to Afghanistan in 2007. He was in three fire fights with the Taliban. I didn't learn of this until November. He put his life on the line to defend against what we all have FREEDOM! He was also there so defend his brothers. He thought of them first when he was on leave in August. In November Joe was killed. Saddest day in my life. He was a great son. I miss him so much. Wish you could have met him. Love you Joe!