Charles G. Tucker

Charles G. Tucker

Charles G. Tucker died in South Vietnam on April 6, 1965 when enemy .50 caliber ground fire hit the UH-1B helicopter he was piloting was on a close air support mission. Flying at 300 feet and 70 knots, Tucker's aircraft from the 114th Assault Helicopter Company took fire over the target area, crashed inverted, and exploded, killing all four crewman on board. He previously had received the Distinguished Flying Cross.



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