ROBERT L TUCCI
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HONORED ON PANEL 16W, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

ROBERT LEON TUCCI

WALL NAME

ROBERT L TUCCI

PANEL / LINE

16W/68

DATE OF BIRTH

07/29/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

DETROIT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROBERT LEON TUCCI
POSTED ON 3.17.2018
POSTED BY: Rochelle

I wore his name on my MIA bracelet

I will always remember his name even though I was a little girl when I received my bracelet. I will never forget.
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POSTED ON 12.10.2016
POSTED BY: Catherine Davison

Remembering Captain Robert Tucci

When I was 13 I received my POW bracelet and I so proudly wore it . I ???? That one day he would come home. Today for reasons I can't explain I decided to look him up. The first thing I saw was his picture. After all these years I was able to see the brave man the bared the name on my bracelet. I continued to read on and saw that he and his copilots remains were recovered. I thought about Captain Robert Tucci so many times in my later life. My pray to his family is he was never forgotten I still honor his Spirit !!!!!! And his bracelet is in a place in my room the I look at to this day! Rest In Peace Captain Robert Tucci . And know you and your family are still in my prayers.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: Judy Verdone

Bracelet holder

I wore the plain metal bracelet with his name on it with the date he was lost, until the withdrawal from Vietnam.Now I wear it every Memorial Day.I often wondered what mission lead to his loss. This a interesting ,well done site. If any relatives would like the bracelet ,I would give it to them.If not I will continue to wear it every Memorial Day.
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POSTED ON 8.12.2015

De lValley HS, Sheppard AFB, Austin, Texas

He was a senior and I was a juniot Del Vally HS. We were just getting go know each other then. He was the best looking thing I had ever seen. I loved him to death. Always wondered about him. My father took a transfer to Alaska, and I lost track of him.
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POSTED ON 1.9.2015

Final Mission of CAPT Robert L. Tucci

On November 12, 1969, MAJ James E. Dennany and CAPT Robert L. Tucci were flying the number three aircraft of three F-4Ds escorting an AC-130 gunship on a night strike mission over Laos. After the gunship attacked six trucks and set two of them on fire, the AC-130 crew's night vision equipment was impacted by the glow from the fires. They requested that Tucci attack the remaining trucks. During the attack, gunship crew members observed anti-aircraft artillery gunfire directed at Tucci's plane followed by a large explosion. No radio transmissions were heard from the F-4D following the attack and no parachutes were seen in the area. An immediate electronic search revealed nothing and no formal search was initiated due to heavy anti-aircraft fire in the area. Beginning in the mid-1990s analysts at DPMO and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) developed case leads they collected from wartime reporting and archival research. In 1994, a joint U.S.-Lao People's Democratic Republic (L.P.D.R.) team led by JPAC analyzed leads, interviewed villagers, and surveyed five reported crash sites near the record loss location with negative results In 1999, during another joint survey, officials in Ban Soppeng, Laos, turned over remains later determined to be human, two .38 caliber pistols and other crew-related equipment that villagers had recovered from a nearby crash site. Between 1999 and 2009, other joint U.S.-L.P.D.R. teams pursued leads, interviewed villagers, and conducted three excavations. They recovered aircraft wreckage, human remains, crew-related equipment and personal effects. JPAC scientists used forensic tools and circumstantial evidence in the identification of the remains. At the time of the accounting of these airmen, 1,702 service members still remained missing from the conflict. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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