Fallen Soldier: Luther Rabon, Jr.

Luther Rabon, Jr.
Dates: Died October 1, 2010
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant
Player: Katherine Schuster

Army Sergeant Luther Rabon, Jr, 32, of Lexington, S.C. was assigned to the 1221st Engineer Clearance Company, South Carolina National Guard, Graniteville, S.C. The 1221st deployed to Afghanistan in July 2010. Its mission was to clear roadways for military convoys. SGT Rabon died Oct. 1, 2010, in the Orgun district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Luther “Will” Rabon was remembered as a man who adored his children and enjoyed hunting, boating on the lake, dirt track racing, riding motorcycles, shooting pool, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

A photo posted on Facebook page showed SGT Rabon posing with his car, which was painted fire-engine red with a Confederate flag painted on the hood — a vehicle that called to mind The General Lee, the super-fast Dodge Charger driven by the characters of television’s “The Dukes of Hazzard.” On the door was painted a white No. 52.

Sgt. Rabon is survived by his wife Catherine, daughters Summer, Grace, and Trinity and son Noah.