The Joseph “JL” Tucker Memorial Award

September 11, 2017  Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) approved their first recognition award in honor of JL Tucker; former VP of VTVT.  The award is recognize individuals and/or organizations who demonstrates the ethos, love and service of JL Tucker.  The award is known as the 2017 JL Tucker Memorial Award.

Joseph “JL” Tucker was a Vietnam Army Veteran who served during the Ia Drang battle.  JL was not in the battle, but volunteered to help the wounded and dead soldiers off the helicopters from the battle.  This event forever ravaged JL’ life including his family.  After 50 years, JL found God and Vet to Vet TN which changed his life, including his wife and two daughters forever.  JL was elected Vice President of VTVT and served for 2 years before his death from agent orange related conditions.  JL’s remaining years were dedicated to God, County, his family and the American veterans.  JL connected with veterans in need up to a few hours before his unconsciousness.  JL never complained and never stopped giving.

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