WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A funeral was held today for a local Marine who was killed in action earlier this month in Afghanistan.
The funeral for Corporal Lucas Pyeatt began at 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Liberty Township. The church is located at 7118 Dutchland Parkway. The public was invited to pay their respects.
Pyeatt will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on February 28th.
Cpl. Pyeatt was assigned to the 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
According to his father's Facebook Page, Lucas was lost in action near Kajaki, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Saturday morning, February 5th, 2011. Family members of Lucas say that he wanted to make the military his career but it was cut short.
According to his sister, Emily, Lucas was part of a military family. Their father was in the Air Force for 30 years.
Lucas' father, Scott Pyeatt said about his son's death:
"A proud Marine, Luke loved his family, friends and Marine Brothers and Sisters and would want us to remember all the good times and hard times we had together. God bless you, and please don't forget the sacrifices all these outstanding young women and men are making on behalf of our country."
Friends and family said that Lucas was also an amazing musician.