I have read Colin L. Powell's book, never would I have
guessed I would meet Captain Tucker that I had read about.
He has been talked about in many books.
Two books, "Beyond Combat" by James Hutchens and
"The Hump" by Al Conetto tell of Captain Tucker leading
his unit, Charlie Company of the 1st Battalion, 503
Airborne Infantry, against a superior enemy force, in the
first major battle of the Vietnam war on November 1965.
|The exploits of his Rifle Company were recorded in song in 2006||By|
Big and Rich and that song "The 8th of November"
was nominated for Country Music's Song of the Year
and Documentary of the Year for 2006.
His awards and decoration include the Silver Star, three
Bronze Stars, The Legion of Merit, The Meritorious
Service Medal and four Vietnamese cross of Gallantry.
On Sunday, June 23, 2013, He conducted a large memorial service
at Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia, for thirteen
airborne soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
He has many Titles
Champion, Hero, Mr, Adviser, Executive Officer and Captain,
Until his retirement in April 2002 he served as Minister of
Pastoral Care at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis TN
for seventeen years.
Out of kindness he comes every Tuesday to
teach Bible Class to us.