Richard Glen Tucker, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Richard Glen Tucker
Private First Class, 319th Infantry, 80th Division
Date of Birth: November 20, 1914
Date of Death: September 20, 1944
Burial: Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial (Plot C, Row 15, Grave 31), Saint Avold, Lorraine, France
Cause of Death: Killed in Action (France)
Date of Enlistment: July 3, 1942
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Hometown: Valparaiso

Newspaper Notices:

Pfc. R. G. Tucker Killed In France

Word was received here Tuesday night by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Tucker, 606 East Jefferson street, that their son, Pfc. Richard Glen Tucker was killed in action in France on September 20.

The decedent was born in Valparaiso on November 20, 1914, and would have been 30 years old in November.

Before entering the service he was a foreman at the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation in Gary. On his last furlough home, Sept. 10, 1943, he was married to Joan Hudzik of Calumet City, Ill. He had been overseas six months part of which was spent in England.

Besides his widow he is survived by his parents, six sisters: Mrs. Helen Poster, Mrs. Ruth Skorinski, Mrs. Edna Forrester, Mrs. Hazel Keene and Miss Mabel Tucker, of Valparaiso, and Mrs. Berniece Lubker, of Chicago, and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins living in Valparaiso and vicinity.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; October 4, 1944; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 6

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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