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12-16-2010, 15:16
RIP warrior

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Dec. 16, 2010) - U.S. Army Capt. Juan E. Lightfoot, 34, died at Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg, Sunday, Dec. 12, following an accident during unit pre-scuba training several days earlier.

Lightfoot was a Special Forces detachment commander assigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He was a native of Elmont, N.Y.

Lightfoot graduated from Xavier High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1995 as a Personal Finance Records Clerk. In 2004, he completed the Marine’s Officer Basic Course and the Infantry Officer course in Quantico, Va.

After serving for five years as a Marine Infantry Officer, Lightfoot attended the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course in July, 2008. In November, 2010 after successfully completing the Special Forces Qualification Course, he was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group.

Lightfoot conducted multiple deployments as a Marine Corps officer in support of the War on Terror to both Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF).

Lightfoot’s military education includes Marine Combat Training, the Marine Infantry Officer Course, the Expeditionary Warfare School, the Reconnaissance Long Range Surveillance Course, Tactical Air Control Party Course, Basic Airborne School, Special Forces Qualification Course, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Course.

His awards and decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Special Forces Tab, and Parachutist Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

Lightfoot is survived by his parents, Denise Carter and Damian Gennino of Elmont, N.Y.

The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation.

12-16-2010, 15:34
Rest in peace, Sir.


12-16-2010, 16:05
RIP Brother.....

The Reaper
12-16-2010, 16:07
RIP, hermano.

Prayers out.


wet dog
12-16-2010, 16:18
Rest in Peace little brother, sleep well.

12-16-2010, 16:48
RIP, Dai-Uy.

12-16-2010, 17:34
damn :(
I remember him


12-16-2010, 17:37
RIP Capt. Lightfoot and thank you for your sacrifice

12-16-2010, 17:48
RIP Warrior, Vaya con Dios..

12-16-2010, 17:52
Prayers out.

12-16-2010, 18:14
RIP, Sir. What a story, what a loss. Thank you.:(

Green Light
12-16-2010, 18:36
Obviously an extraordinary man. Take a break, brother. We'll meet you at the ORP.

12-16-2010, 18:38
Thank You Capt.
Rest in Peace.

12-16-2010, 20:33
Juan was a good officer and a great friend,I had the pleasure of being on a team with him in SUT and walking across the stage with him at graduation. I had seen him only a few days before the accident, was happy to be on a team and looking forward to going to combat as a team leader. This is a great loss to the force.

On Sunday me and a few others were able to say goodbye to him,before his passing. He maybe gone , but will never be forgotten.

Goodbye my friend, you will be missed


12-16-2010, 20:45
Rest In Peace, Sir.

12-17-2010, 04:12
Rest Easy Warrior.

12-17-2010, 05:41
Rest in Peace, CPT. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You will ALWAYS be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

12-17-2010, 06:32
Rest in Peace Warrior. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Prayers out to family and friends.

12-17-2010, 06:38
Rest in Peace Captain.

Santo Tomas
12-17-2010, 07:47
RIP Brother, perimeter secure

12-17-2010, 11:25
Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, May God bless and keep you always.

12-17-2010, 15:21
Rest in Peace Captain Lightfoot. Thank you for your service to our Nation and for your ultimate sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Trip_Wire (RIP)
12-17-2010, 15:33
Rest in Peace Captain Lightfoot. — De Oppresso Liber.

Red Flag 1
12-17-2010, 16:30
Rest In God's Peace Capitan.

12-18-2010, 17:00
RIP Sir...........Blue Skies.............Prayer's to the Family

12-19-2010, 01:11
Rest in Peace Captain. Thank you very much for your service. Prayers out to your family.


12-19-2010, 08:37
RIP Brother! Blue skies....

12-20-2010, 06:59
He was a great guy... I have had the pleasure of serving with him in the same IODA

12-20-2010, 07:18
He was a great guy... I have had the pleasure of serving with him in the same IODA

God be with you and your family CPT.

12-21-2010, 12:03
He was on my ROBIN SAGE team. What a terrible thing to happen.

12-21-2010, 12:07
RIP Brother

12-21-2010, 12:42

12-22-2010, 11:27
We were in the same SFAS class. That was a rough one. I vaguely remember him from it. May God Bless and watch over his family!

Rest In Peace Sir!

12-27-2010, 14:45
ANGLICO remembers you fondly. Some of us were by your side at the end. Be at peace now - we got it from here. Semper Fi, brother.

12-29-2010, 23:18
RIP sir

03-26-2011, 22:12
God speed brother. A bunch of the Anglicans were at your bedside for your passing we will not forgive or forget. Heads down we've got you from here.

06-02-2011, 08:46
The Army Times has reported that the Armed Forces Medical Examiner has ruled that Lightfoot's death was a "Homicide". Lots of changes have been made to the pre-CDQC but so far nobody has been charged with anything . There has been a 15-6 Investigation, an investigation by the Army Combat Readiness and Safety Center and various CID investigations.

06-02-2011, 14:36
Rest in Peace

Shark Bait
06-17-2011, 13:41
I knew CPT Lightfoot when I was GTMO in 2008. He was a highly motivated young Marine Captain then. He would talk to me about SFQC at chow. I couldn't offer him much, since I went through the course in 1984, but he loved hearing about it anyway. He already had his transfer to the Army planned out, all for the purpose of joining Special Forces. He was healing from surgery where he had his achilles tendon reattached to his heal. It was the second time for him. He had the same injury to his other foot previously. I was not certain he would get through training with those issues, but he damn well did it! I had not heard anything about him since GTMO until today, when another soldier (who served with me in GTMO) told me of his death in the chow hall here in Kosovo.

CPT Lightfoot, you are a solid American patriot with whom I was proud to serve. Rest in peace little brother!