Let the memory of Lance be with us forever
  • 25 years old
  • Born on December 28, 1982 .
  • Passed away on April 18, 2008 .

Sgt. Lance Oliver Eakes, 25, of Apex, a North Carolina Army National Guard Soldier from Apex was killed in Iraq on Friday, April 18, 2008. 
He was born on December 28, 1982 to John Malcolm Eakes and Tammy Pruitt Eakes. Sgt. Lance Oliver Eakes was killed Friday while on a combat patrol near Baghdad. Eakes joined the 1132nd in January 2003 before transferring to the 105th Military Police Battalion, which deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005. He returned to the 1132nd last May and mobilized for a second tour in Iraq a month later. 
Lance is survived by his parents, John and Tammy Eakes; grandmother, Shirley Caraway; grandfather, Paul O Pruitt; uncles and aunts, Gordon and wife, Carol, Lewis and wife, Betsy, Paul and wife, Dorothy, Ricky, Keith and wife, Enola, Debbie, Earl, Julie and husband, Dan, Donnie and wife, Alli; and 17 cousins.
Lance will be greeted in Heaven by his grandmother, Audrey Pruitt, and his grandfather, Harry Caraway.

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