Thomas TUCKER

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  • "God Bless You Tom. Bill Young PCSO"
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    - Tommy Marshall
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  • "Rest in peace my brother. For the past 25 years we..."
    - Steven Mandel
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TUCKER, Thomas of Tucson, AZ passed away on October 17, 2016. Tom was born on June 24, 1947 to Jack and Katie Tucker who preceded him in death. Tom proudly served his country in the US Army as a Crew Chief in Huey UH-1C Gunships in Vietnam, where he was well known for painting his ZUNI gun pods to resemble Coors beer cans. He was one of the very few honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross. His award citation read, in part, "Through his courage and sound judgement, he helped save the reconnaissance team from annihilation". Tom served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Pima County Sheriff's Department and later was self-employed at TNT Automotive. Tom was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association. He was also a lifetime member of VFW Post 549. Tom is survived by his sisters, Karen Tucker and Taffy Kishbaugh husband Larry; his niece, Kendell Christensen, husband Scott and many friends. Join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., at VFW Post 549, 8424 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85710. Donations in Tom's name may be made to VFW Post 549. Welcome home Tom. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL.


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Bring's Broadway Chapel
6910 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 329-4848
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Oct. 30, 2016
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