Arthur L TuckerPrivate First Class
D CO, 1ST BN, 8TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
20 March 1949 - 28 March 1968
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Jason S. Plough
E-mail address is not available.
My brother who fought in Viet Nam was this man's close friend. I know about Tucker because I have been hearing about him since my brother was able to talk about the war. I begin to hear about Tucker way back in the '70s of what a great man he was, what a brave soldier. My brother saw this soldier die and it has always affected his life. As I said on my blog about Viet Nam and how Tucker died there, it touched a family in Colorado ... my family. My brother said they were together aside awhile then went out and suddenly Tucker was dead right before his eyes.
This man stands out to me because I have heard of his bravery and death for many years. My brother told me exactly what happened, so of course I remember Tucker, and also get tears when I heard of his good charactar. I never knew him, of course, but I know what a fine man he was and what a brave soldier.
I pray God's richest blessings on Tucker's family and I thank them for raising such a fine upstanding brave young man.
The sister of a Vietnam veteran, and mother of deployed 82nd Airborne soldier now in Iraq.
A Note from The Virtual WallDelta Company, 1/8th Infantry, lost two men on 28 March 1968 : SGT Jack M. Wolf of Omaha, NE, and PFC Arthur L. Tucker.
According to one report, PFC Tucker was killed while firing retalitory fire into a well-hidden hostile ambush position, an action which enabled his fellow recon team members to return safely. He is buried in Oak Grove, Jersey County, Illinois.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 02 Jul 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009