Dean Tucker served in the Company from Feb.1967 to Feb. 1968. He was in 2nd platoon and was pointman on patrols.
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LAWRENCE DEAN TUCKER'S PICTURES
|Photos 01-03 are of Dean Tucker
on patrol, relaxing and visiting with Vietnamese kids. Photo 4 are unidentified and Photo
5 is at a stop in a Vietnamese village.
Dean Tucker, 1967
Photos 07-21 show scenes at LZ Bartlett, an artillery camp at which 1/21st Artillery was stationed. If you can identify any of the guys, please let us know. Bobby Legore is on the right in Photo 8 and John Parkey is sitting on the left in Photo 9. Photo 10 is the mortar platoon FDC. Photo 11 is a wooden plaque on the "Little Church", listing names of the 2/7th Cav people killed in action up to that time. The "Little Church", shown in Photos 12 and 13 was built by members of the 1/21st Artillery. The Mess Hall, Photos 14-16, was also built by artillery unit members and was a popular eating place for all the troopers. In these pictures, it had been decorated for Christmas 1967. Bob Ross, the "Chef" is standing in back. He was one of the ones who built the Mess Hall. Photos 17-19 show preparations for a patrol and Photos 20-21 are pages from a notebook Dean Tucker kept, providing information from briefings the platoon received before going out on a mission.
Photos 23-30 were taken at LZ Bartlett and from a patrol where an enemy Vietcong was killed. Bob Legore is in Photo 25.
|Photos 31-48 are from the LZ
Betty/Phan Thiet area. No. 31 is 2/7th Battalion headquarters in the old French buildings
at Betty. Except for David Martin in Photo 42, Virgil Rittenhouse in Photo 49 and
Dean Tucker in Photos 44, 45 and left on 50 and 51, the other troopers are unidentified.
Does anyone recognize them? No. 46-48 are at the refreshment stand patronized by many from
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