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Staff Sgt. Sheila D. Lucious, a native of Chicago, 3rd squad team leader, truck commander, 1230th Transportation Company. Lucious is finished securing a generator to a trailer for shipment. Lucious employed an M1120 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck with a load handling system to lift the generator onto the trailer. The load handling system uses a hydraulic lifting system to pick cargo up off the ground and to place onto a trailer. Lucious is a 50 plus year old soldier, she is a onetime great grandmother, three times grandmother and veteran soldier with two overseas deployments. Lucious can drive every vehicle in the 1230th inventory; this includes Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, recovery vehicles and more, Oct. 12, 2013, at Camp Marmal, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. The 1230th TC is deployed in support of the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Commanded by, and Lt. Col. James M. Droppleman, Regional Command North, Afghanistan. (Courtesy Photos provided by Staff Sgt. Sheila D. Luscious, Public Affairs/Released)

CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan - Staff Sgt. Sheila D. Lucious, a native of Chicago, is unique among her peers, the average soldier driving convoy missions in Afghanistan is 20 something years old, Lucious is more than 50 years old, she is a onetime great grandmother, three times grandmother. Her oldest grandson is in the Arkansas National Guard.

Don’t let her age fool you, she is hard corps! Lucious has been in the Army more than 13 years, deploying two times, she can drive every vehicle in the 1230th inventory, this includes Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, recovery vehicles and more.

Lucious is looking forward to this deployment, using her skills and experience to close camps, run convoys, and drive trucks!

The soldiers of the 1230th Transportation Company, “Road Dawgs,” are deployed in support of the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Commanded by, Lt. Col. James M. Droppleman, Regional Command North, Afghanistan


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Date Taken:10.12.2013

Date Posted:11.10.2013 12:07

Location:CAMP MARMAL, AFGlobe

Hometown:CHICAGO, IL, US

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