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Press Release
June 22, 2006
Additional statements from family of Pvt. 1st Class Tom Tucker
 
At approximately 1:30 a.m. today the family of Pvt. 1st Class Tom Tucker received official notification from the Army confirming the death of their son.
 
The family requests that no media try to contact them directly. The family provided media interviews yesterday and are wishing no more media contact at this time.
 
All media inquiries for the Tucker family must be made through the Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office.
 
Pvt. 1st Class Tom Tucker is still at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Memorial service arrangements are pending and will be put forward as soon as details are finalized.
 
Wesley Tucker, Tom's father, has stated that he has no anger towards the Iraqi people, because they are not the ones responsible for the death of their son. The fault lies with the insurgents.
 
The family would like to continue to thank the Central Oregon community for their tremendous outpouring of support during this difficult time.
 
A fund in Thomas Tucker's name has been established. Checks can be sent to Columbia River Bank, P.O. Box 0, Madras, OR 97741. The name on the account is The Bring Tommy Home Fund. The purpose of this fund is to assist with travel expenses so that family members who live outside of the Central Oregon area may attend the Memorial Service. Any excess funds will go towards a scholarship in Tom Tucker's name.
 
Cards and letters in show of support to the Tucker family may be sent to The Tucker Family, C/O Public Affairs, Oregon Military Dept., PO Box 14350, Salem, OR 97309-5047.
 
 
 
Contact:
 
Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office
503-584-3917
 
Kay Fristad
503-584-3917
cell 503-931-5179
 
Capt Mike Braibish
503-584-3886,
cell 503-932-5805