September 13, 2017 Madisonville, Tennessee
Taylor Thomas, Vietnam Veteran and Outreach Officer for Vet to Vet Tennessee presented his son, Judge Dwaine B. Thomas, with the first Joseph “JL” Tucker Memorial Award. After receiving the award the Judge responded “Thank you for the award. But the real heroes are you all and the men and women dealing with the ravages of PTSD. I appreciate all that you all do and I am proud to be able to help in any small way.”Read More
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 of 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 V2VT and served for 2 years before his death from agent orange related conditions. JL’s remaining years were dedicated to God, his family and the American veterans. JL called his veterans in need up to the hours before his death. JL never complained and never stopped giving.
JL is a remarkable hero who selfishly gave all to his God, Country and family. The photo to the left is JL waiting for his turn at the microphone and the Veteran Next Door radio program. Please listen to his two part story:
Once you listen to JL you’ll feel his love, compassion and humility. God bless JL!