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CPL Milton Robert Tucker
Baker Company, 720th MP Battalion, 4th Army

Line OF Duty Casualty ~ 16 August 1955, Ft. Hood

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They Say,
our deaths are not ours,
they are yours,
they will mean what
you make of them.

They say,
we leave you our deaths,
give them some

Archibald MacLeish
poet and WWI

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     CPL Milton Robert Tucker age 28, a veteran of WWII, and a member of the Battalion Motorcycle Squad was killed in the line of duty in a vehicle crash with a jeep on Central Avenue while escorting an ambulance full of troops who had been wounded in a mortar explosion to the base hospital. The 15 wounded infantrymen of the 279th Infantry, 45th Division were on a training exercise when at 0930 hours a mortar shell prematurely exploded as it left the tube at a range near North Fort. An investigation revealed the shell had a defective fuse. All of the injured infantrymen eventually recovered from their wounds.

     Services for CPL Tucker were held at the First Baptist Church, Borger, Texas at 10:00 am on Saturday, 20 August 1955. He was survived by his wife, Erica and a young son, who resided at Copperas Cove, Texas while he was stationed at Fort Hood. Burial took place at the Highland Park Cemetery, Borger, (Hutchinson County) Texas. His parents, Leroy Tucker (1895-1968) and Mary Parthina McBride Tucker (1904-1978) of 4186 Third St. Borger, Texas followed him in death.

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