SPC Spencer C. Duncan

SPC Spencer C. Duncan 1

SPC SPENCER C. DUNCAN – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: Olathe, KS
Date of Death: Saturday, August 6, 2011
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SPC
Unit: 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Suppport Aviation Battalion)
Post / Base: New Century, KS

Birth: Feb. 19, 1990
Merriam
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2011
Wardak, Afghanistan

Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan. He was assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion), New Century, Kan. Spc. Duncan was the door gunner who told friends that the stark landscape of Afghanistan reminded him of Kansas. He joined the military in 2008 and had been in Afghanistan since late May. Spencer had written to friends about how much he loved working as a door gunner on a Chinook helicopter. But The Kansas City Star reported that he also told friends that he missed Kansas sunsets and lying in a truck bed listening to the radio and cuddling with his sweetie. After graduating from high school, Spencer enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in June of 2008. He received his initial basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. He completed Advanced Individual Training as a Medium Helicopter Repairman at Fort Eustis, Va. He worked at the Aviation Support Facility at New Center AirCenter, Olathe. First he was an aircraft mechanic and later he trained to become a Chinook door gunner. His unit was deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in March of 2011. He loved God, his family, his friends, his country, and his dog, Dixie. Spencer was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lee H. Moore. He is survived by his parents, Dale and Megan Duncan of the home; two brothers, Tanner Duncan, a recruit in the U.S. Marine Corp.; and Calder Duncan, of the home; paternal grandparents, Charles and Jane Duncan, Broken Arrow, Ok.; a maternal grandmother, Mary Beth Moore, Rockaway Beach, Or.; and a large and loving extended family.

Burial:
Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section P Site 2601 SPC Spencer C. Duncan 2 SPC Spencer C. Duncan 3 SPC Spencer C. Duncan 4

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