Capt. Frank Beckwith Tucker

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Capt. Frank Beckwith Tucker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Welch, McDowell County, WV, United States
Death: September 29, 1951 (27)
On Hill 487, Near Ukkonggi, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (KIA - by machine gun fire)
Place of Burial: Charles Town, Jefferson County, WV, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Randolph Tucker and Eloise Lloyd Tucker
Husband of Cary Randolph Tucker-Cottingham
Brother of Leacy Wahl and Augustine Washington Tucker

Find A Grave No.: 27668589
Medals of Valor: Bronze Star with "V" with Oak Leaf Cluster, The Purple Heart, The Combat Infantryman's Badge, The Korean Service Medal, The United Nations Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Korean Presidential Unit Citation, The Republic of Korea War
Military Service: USMA class of 1946, Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Managed by: Robert Jerome Jeffers
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About Capt. Frank Beckwith Tucker

5th Great Nephew to the Commanding General of the Continental Army and 1st President of the United States, George Washington, Great Grandson to Lt. Col. John Augustine Washington, C.S.A. killed by a Union sniper during the civil war. A direct descendant of Richard Henry Lee and also a descendant of Sir Jennings Beckwith on his mothers side.

After receiving a battle wound on March 21, 1951, Capt. Tucker spent two months in a Japanese hospital. After recuperating, he received the Bronze Star for this brave action and returned to duty. While leading an attack on Hill 487 in Ukkonggi, Korea, Capt. Tucker stood up yelling commands and was cut down by machine gun fire from enemy positions.

  • One other sibling to be located listed as John Randolph Tucker Jr.
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Capt. Frank Beckwith Tucker's Timeline

1924
August 16, 1924
Welch, McDowell County, WV, United States
1951
September 29, 1951
Age 27
On Hill 487, Near Ukkonggi, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
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Zion Episcopal Churchyard, Charles Town, Jefferson County, WV, United States