KRON 4 News
By Jeff Pierce
Published: October 22, 2016
“I loaned my daughter to the Navy. My baby left here. She was healthy. My baby came back in a casket.” Derrick LuckeyPITTSBURG (KRON) — Derrick Luckey’s lawn in Pittsburg is ringed with flags put there by a neighbor to honor his daughter, a member of the United States Navy, who died suddenly on a ship bound for Tokyo.
“On Sept. 7, we took Danyelle to the airport to leave for Japan and that was the last time we saw her, and she was fine and healthy,” mother Annette Luckey said.
“Three military personnel standing on my porch, and you know when they come to your house, there’s nothing good about that,” father Derrick Luckey said.
Danyelle Luckey was just beginning her naval career, and she and her family were filled with hope.
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