He enlisted as Apprentice Seaman in the US Coast Guard at Detroit on August
29, 1942 (age 20 years old).
He completed courses in Radio Engineering and Maintenance at Buffalo, NY,
Groton, CT., and Seattle, Wash.
The active duty was on vessels and stations especially in Attu, Alaska and Hobe
Sound, Fl (Loran Station). Roy saw no combat in Europe or Asia.
He gained honorable discharge as Electronic Technicians Mate Second Class at Savannah, Ga. (age 24 years old). His active duty was from August 29, 1942 to April 5, 1946.
He came to live permanently in Stuart, Martin Co., FL in 1946 and marrying a local girl.
From 1947 to 1970 his had his own road construction company. From 1969 to 1984 he developed, owned and operated Lucky's Flea Marktet and Storage on 10 acres south of Stuart. It was a highly successful outdoor flea market.
He died on the 27 September 1984 at Martin, Florida, United states.
↑ "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23HW-928 : 7 December 2017), Roy E Luckhardt and Leona Rue Franklin, 14 Apr 1947; citing Marriage, Florida, United States, Liberty County Clerk of Courts, Florida; FHL microfilm 2,115,807.
↑ "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVWT-GKR : 25 December 2014), Roy Ernest Luckhardt, 27 Sep 1984; from "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2004); citing vol. , certificate number 83406, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.