|Cpl. Travis Tucker was a medic assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in the fighting in the Colmar Pocket.|
Travis Clark Tucker never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrificed his life for our freedom.
He was born on May 22, 1918 in Louisiana. His parents Perry and Della were also both born in Louisiana. His father worked as a farmer. Travis had one older brother, a younger sister, and two younger brothers. By 1940 Travis had completed four years of high school and was working as a truck driver for the CCC while living at home.
He was drafted into the army on March 26, 1941. He became a TEC/5 in the medical department attached to the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was sent to North Africa in April 1943. He served in North Africa, Sardinia, South France, and lastly in Eastern France. He would have aided scores if not hundreds of fellow troops.
On January 25, 1945 The 3rd Infantry Division was engaged in the Battle of the Colmar Pocket. Corporal Tucker was aiding wounded GIs when a German counterattack forced a pullback. He was killed by enemy rifle fire.
His grave is at Zion Hill Cemetery in Farmerville, Louisiana.
Last year on this date I profiled Robert Burrows, 42nd Infantry Division. You can read about Robert here.
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