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L. "Jim" Tuck
First Class James L. "Jim" Tuck, a Service Rifle Shooter,
died March 17, 2009 in Punta Gorda, Florida.
was an airborne infantry soldier and served in the 82nd Airborne
Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 187th ARCT at Camp
Chickamauga, Japan; the 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell,
Kentucky and Germany; and the 173rd Airborne Brigade at Okinawa. He
served in combat with the 2nd ID during the Korean War and served in
Vietnam with the 9th ID as a sniper instructor.
was assigned to USAMU in the late 1950's to the mid 1960's. He was
one of the best USAMU service rifle shooters of that era and excelled
in Infantry Trophy competition. Jim was awarded the U. S. Army
Distinguished Rifleman Badge in 1958.
strummed pretty good guitar and sang very wellincluding a few
songs that he wrote or arranged himself. Jim was truly a USAMU
service rifle legend and will be remembered by those who shot with him.