Luke played soccer, track, and cross country. And he attended Ohio Valley Career & Technical Center during his Junior and Senior years.
He graduated from Boot Camp, Parris Island, in September 2009. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on March 1, 2010, to Corporal in December 2010, and deployed to Afghanistan in the summer of 2010. Despite previous wounds, he refused to stay behind for more than his birthday.
"I can't imagine there ever being a better man, friend, or Marine." Jimmie Whitley, friend.
He was "a fine marine and an even better friend." Marine Tyler Caudill
His Awards and Decorations include: the Purple Heart(2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrrorism Service Medal, and NATO Medal.