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James L. "Jim" Tuck

Sergeant First Class James L. "Jim" Tuck, a Service Rifle Shooter, died March 17, 2009 in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Jim 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.

Jim 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.

Jim strummed pretty good guitar and sang very well—including 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.

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