Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Spc. Robert W. Tucker

20, of Hilham, Tennessee.
Tucker died in Ad Dujayl, Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV during combat operations. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Jamestown, Tennessee. Died on October 13, 2005.

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"I will never forget brother. Love you man"
James P Pritchett of Knoxville, TN, USA

"Memorial Day 2020
Yesterday, my six year old daughter was talking about a memorial she saw during the race. I was explaining the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. I was surprised when she asked me: "Who do you remember?" Without hesitation, I told her that I remember Wes Tucker.
I was fortunate enough to have Tucker assigned to me in February 2005 at FOB 7 for the month. He was a great soldier, and had a great sense of humor.
It's been nearly 15 years since you were taken from us, less than two weeks before we would be back home, and you are still remembered and missed. I know that you had a far greater impact on the soldiers with whom you served than you ever imagined.

Stalker 3
Scout Platoon, 1-128 IN, 32nd IBCT
FOB O'Ryan, Ad Dujayl, Iraq"
Gene Bryce of Muskego, WI

"Wes i hope you know what a positive mark you left on the lives of people who came in contact with. Not a day passes that you arent on my mind. So many times i have replayed every conversation we had in mind from the first to the last. You are the only true hero iv ever known. You are truly missed by many."
David C of Moss, TN

"Thinking of you today.... I always think of you but today even more. Until we meet again my Brother ... "Easy Does It""
1SG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the sacrifice you made for us all that was one of the darkest days of my life it is forever burnt into my memory.you were a great soldier but moreover my friend. Thank you til we meet again"
old man) Goodpaster of 2nd plt Ktrp fob O'Ryan iraq 04-05

"Wes. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the sacrifice you made for us all that was one of the darkest days of my life it is forever burnt into my memory.you were a great soldier but moreover my friend. Thank you til we meet again"
old man) Goodpaster of 2nd plt Ktrp fob O'Ryan iraq 04-04

"Hey Wes. you are on my mind a lot even after all these years. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I know there is a reason God took you from us that day and some day we will find out. I know you and the other guys are smiling down on us and some day we will smile with you. you will never be forgotten."
Maurice Ayidiya "Doc" of St Louis MO

"Tucker, thinking of you on this Memorial Day Weekend and on many other days as well. Can't believe it has been nearly 9 years. -Gone but not forgotten-"
Brent Weiland of Weston WI (HHC 1-128 Scout Sniper Platoon FOB Oryan Iraq '04-'05)

"Happy Birthday Wes!! We sure do miss you and can't wait to see you again, until then "Easy Does It"."
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"I love you so much baby I miss you so much, my life is so empty without you"
Momma of Baptist ridge

"Merry Christmas, my sweet boy, i love you and miss you so much, it want be long until we are all together again baby"
Momma of Baptist Ridge

"Thinking of you on Veterans Day my Brother, 'for it is because of men like you that we may be here today enjoying the freedoms we have. God bless you Wes and until we meet again, "Easy Does It"."
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes, darlin its fall again, your favorite time of the year deer season, time sure has changed things here, some people have lefted this world since you baby, i still miss you so much, Cameron will be 8 years old in 2 weeks, thats hard to believe isnt it, your sister not longer comes around, she has had a hard time since you have been gone, she got lost in another world, one that im not in, oh Wes honey, life is so strange little Selena has helped me so much, she was born your niece but now since we adopted her she is now your little sister, and she tells people that you are her brother she is so proud of you, i love you so much honey, see you soon love always Momma"
Momma of your home

"Not a day goes by that I dont think of you brothers."
SSG. Casey L. Griggs of Centerville,TN

"Wes I think of you Joey and Vic daily. I have visited your grave a few times because it's so hard. I do what I do now with The Wounded Warrior because of you guys because I have the FREEDOM to do what ever I want. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom. Never forgotten. K Troop brother"
SSG Tuggle of Berea, KY.

"Happy Birthday Wessy, Momma loves you and misses you so much"
Momma of Baptist Ridge

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY WES!!! Today is your day and we will celebrate you today!!"
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"It seems such a small saying but THANK YOU Wes for giving it all to allow us to be free. Until that day my brother, "Easy Does It"."
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes; you have been on my mind a lot lately....I don't know why but maybe someday I'll understand."
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"man took me a long time to post on here because to be honest i never looked for anything. i was looking on the internet while i was at work and looked up ORYAN on the web. man i think about you guys often, still brings tears to my eyes as i think back to you and vic and joey. i deal with it as best as i can and i hope your family is well. sorry it took so long"
sgt. zavala of d troop ashland city tn

"Thinking of you ........"
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"i love you baby"

"merry Christmas Baby, we love you so much"
Momma & Daddy of Hilham, tn

"Happy Thanksgiving Wes. Thinking of you often."
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Dear Wesley,
God needed one more think to make heaven perfect so he took you. I love and miss you. Hope I can see you again someday."
Ty Garrett of Celina TN

"Thought about you a lot today....."
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"well my darlin is has been 6 years since you left us, i miss you so much, remember Momma loves you baby"
Momma of Hilham,TN

"I will forever blame the men who crashed those planes for taking you away ... I know it won't bring you back. I wish more than anything this day had never happen because I think without it you would have never been over there and life would be so much better for so many people. I can forgive ... but I will never forget."

"Happy Birthday"

"Never Forgotten"

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY Wes!!! I won't be able to come see you (because I'm outta town)on your birthday and bring your favorite gift but I'll come see you soon after I get back. I think of you every day but especially on your birthday. As always, my brother, I'll see you again and until then; "Easy Does It"."
MSG Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Happy Birthday Baby"
Momma of Hilham,TN

"thinking of you every day and most pf all praying. I know your smiling down on us and taking it easy. always an honor"
Maurice Aydiya of st louis MO

"Wes i miss you so much i so wish u were here u have a beautiful niece and nephew and im about to have another little girl the doctors say she could come at any time but im not due til july i know ur watching out for all of us and i know ur still here i get sad and depressed and i close my eyes and there u r telling me to get tough i really just wish u could be here i need u i need to feel your hugs again i need the security that everything is gonna be alright since u been gone its been the longest hardest years of my life and im looking old and feeling old waking up is still a hard task but i know i have to theses babies need me i just wish if this is all a dream i would wake up soon but we both know its not a dream i love you bubba and i really miss you i hope your having fun in heaven"
sissy tucker of cookeville tn

"Memorial Day -C W Johnson-

We walked among the crosses

Where our fallen soldiers lay.

And listened to the bugle

As TAPS began to play.

The Chaplin led a prayer

We stood with heads bowed low.

And I thought of fallen comrades

I had known so long ago.

They came form every city

Across this fertile land.

That we might live in freedom.

They lie here 'neath the sand.

I felt a little guilty

My sacrifice was small.

I only lost a little time

But these men lost their all.

Now the services are over

For this Memorial Day.

To the names upon these crosses

I just want to say,

Thanks for what you've given

No one could ask for more.

May you rest with God in heaven

From now through evermore."
Brent Weiland of Weston WI (HHC 1-128 Scout Sniper Platoon FOB Oryan Iraq '04-'05)

"Wes o'le buddy. You knew way before we ever did about that SOB getting waxed. I know that you, Vic, Joey, and the others are up there having a big o'le time today. Keep a watch over all of us, we will see you again soon. "Easy Does It""
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Today some how I feel at least something positive has happen in this war that seems to have no end. It started with him maybe now it will come to an end soon. I miss you often."

"Thinking of you today o'le buddy. I think of you often but especially today....I wonder why? Whatever it is I'm glad for it, I miss you."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"another year without you, my heart is so sad, i miss you so much love you always"
Momma of hilham,tn

"Merry Christmas baby"
Momma of hilham,tn

"wes its oct. 13th i hate this day so much i knew as soon as i seen the soldiers get out of there car that they were coming to destroy our lives and you were right we were like to peas in a pod you were the glue that held our family together now its been 5 years 5 years without ur hugs without ur smiles without you telling me to get tough god i miss you i often feel as if i died with you i will never be the same wes i need you we all need you i may never understand why you but in time i think god will teach me to understand i love you bubba please stay close to all of us today to all the soldier boys that knew my brother thankyou so much i have met some of you and ya'll are great guys thanks for being a brother to wes and helping my family out threw everything"
sissy tucker of Cookeville, TN


"well Wesie,its october again, its been 5years since u lefted us, i miss you so much, i miss u everyday ,every minute. God keep my baby safe, love always, Momma"
Momma of Baptist Ridge


"Wes we went down to your grave for your birthday. I just wanted to say i miss you very much and you will always be my hero and my little wesley is going to know all about you and i know he will look up to you as Me and Ej always have. My little wesley loved looking at everything everyone has left you. We love you wesley and we will all be together again one day!!!"
Elizabeth Mae Hill of celina,tn

"Happy Birthday Wes!! Know that you are not forgotten nor will you ever be. We are coming to see you today and I'm bringing your normal present ;-). Until we meet again "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"i have a soldiers field cross tattoo on my back with the names of the 6 local soldiers and Marines who died in combat. Wes is one of those names. his aunt Brenda has seen it. i didnt know Wes but ill never forget him. if anyone wants to get my tat pic and post it anywhere for him please feel free. just tell me where it is so i can go pay respects."
Larry Conatser of Cookeville, Tn

"Wes, I miss you ol buddy I was on the way home tonight and I was thinking about you. When I walked in Amber was looking at the page, I thought how funny things happen. Tucker is getting big Amber and I talk about you alot so I know he will always know about you. I can't wait until he is big enough to really know who I am telling him about. I'm sure he will love the stories about hunting,fishing, and all the other stuff we got into. It still isn't easy I don't think it will ever be easy, but you learn to deal with it. It seems like yesterday we were hunting and runnig around. I just want you to know that Tucker will always have a hero to look up to and I want to thank you for that"
The Walker Family of Celina,TN

"Wes i went down to your grave today and took my lil wes down there so he could see where his cousin was even though he is only 16months i will tell him all the good times we used to have on the bus. I want my little wes to know all about you and why we gave him your name. You meant alot to me and you will always be my hero. i miss you very much and it's hard not to break down at times when i get thinking about you. Your mom is a great woman and she has really helped me alot and i enjoy getting to talk to her, i just wish at times i could talk to you like old times. You will always be in my thoughts and i am so thankful to have your mom and dad as part of my family, lil wesley loves his aunt kim alot and we are always telling him about what a wonderful person you are. We now have a picture of you hanging in little wesley's room so we can all remember you and how you are a true hero. Wes we love and miss you very much. We will all be toegther again in heaven one day soon"
Elizabeth Hill of Celina,tn

"i love you my darlin"
Momma of Hilham,TN

"Tomorrow, Memorial Day 2010....it is a day to Honor you and your brother's and sisters with you, but please know we honor you everyday, you are a hero and we love and miss you so much.."
justme of tennessee

"Wes i miss you so much i really wish you were here yesterday for the first time in almost 5 years i got out my calender and it was like you were still alive still here with us i wrote down wesley's 25th birthday on my calendar then i broke down in tears i am finally getting help to deal with this but it seems to getting worse im having to actually deal with you being in heaven its so hard and i will never understand why you had to go so soon i miss you and love you so much i will be at your grave on your birthday with cake i want to celebrate our birthdays together like when we were little i love you wes see you soon bubba"
Sissy Tucker of Cookeville tn

"Sgt. Tucker, just wanted to say hello, again. I think about you often. You already know this, just makes me feel better typing it out. Save me a spot."
1SG. Robert Edwards of Roan Mountain, Tennessee

"Hey Wes cuz i miss you. I wish you was still here today. Hope I see you in heaven again someday."
Ty Garrett of Celina, TN

"Hey Wes. Each time that we drive past the road where you gave it all I get torn up inside. I think back and wish that it was all a bad dream, but it seems that we are living in reality...the reality of your loss. I will forever hold a place for you and your family in my heart......you touched more people than you could have ever imagined. Until we meet again brother, Easy Does It."
SFC Jerry Dale asberry of Joint Base Balad, Iraq

"Easy Does It , be careful, and yes always always do the right thing"
Kim Tucker of Celina, TN

"Wes, i love you and miss you more and more everyday, i hope your buddies are doing well, especially Cantrell, we love all of you"
Kim Tucker of Celina tennessee

"Wes, we are going to Camp Shelby to said our good bys to your brothers and sisters leaving for iraq i love honey"

"Back at Shelby, thinking of you and our fun times here. Easy Does It"
SFC Jerry Asberry of Camp Shelby, MS

"Merry Christmas my Darlin"

"Merry Christmas Wes!"
SFC Jerry D. Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes, I was thinking of you today and remembering your smile."
Honored to have known Wesley of Livingston, TN

"love you Wes"
Momma of Hilham,TN

"Wes, i love you son, well things have started to go down hillfor me and dad, we are just going though the motions, we don't act like we are in the same married, maybe it will get better, i feel like i'm the one still here, dad does his owe thing and when i ask him to do something with us he said he is busy, oh well i just needed you to listen honey things will get better i love you i hope you are happy, Momma"

"Hello Wes,
As the mighty 278th prepares to depart tomorrow my mind has been ever filling with more and more thoughts of our times in Iraq and what they will face on this tour! I pray that none of the soldiers departing this tour will meet you up there anytime soon. Please watch over them and give them guidance when the fog of war clouds their minds. Guide them through the streets and passages that lay before them. God Bless Brother and until we meet again!
Knife 6"

"Happy Thanksgiving Wes o'le buddy. We sure miss you. Until we meet again; "Easy Does It""
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes, Today while visiting your grave, i stood and thought about the lives you touched and what a wonderful person, and a great soldier you were. I know in my heart that you loved being a soldier and in your heart it was truly what you wanted to do, but i will always feel in my heart somewhat responsible for enlisting you. I can only hope that wherever you are you know that there isn't a day that passes that you are'nt on my mind. Your memory will live forever in ths community and in the hearts of all the lives you touched simply because not only did you "Die a hero but you lived as a hero" and never knew it. I'm honored to be able to say that in this lifetime i crossed paths with you wes......"
SFC Cherry of Tennessee

"Wes, it feels like forever. I have been asked to speak for veterans day. You had to give the ultimate sacrifice and you are a hero. I am saddened for your family. I have held my emotions inside and have still not dealt with your loss. You and your family are thought of daily. I will attempt to make you proud."
scout/sniper of wi

"hey wes i really wish you were here there was a shooting in fort hood i know you already know cause you up there riding the rain drops with the ones that didnt make it from the shooting i keep having flash back of the soldiers coming to the house on oct. 13th 2005 and what they had to say i still cant understand why god took you from us i dont think i ever will how i want you to stand here and tell me to dry my tears and be tough right now and to hug you again please wes help me help me i feel like i am going crazy i miss you so much and jacob he looks so much like youi wish you could hold him and play with him and selena its so hard to get out of bed everymorning knowing your not here i know everyone says its been 4 years i should go on with my life it dont seem like its been that long it still seems like today we laid you in the ground i want you to know more than anything i will always be your sister and i love you so much wes"

"Wes; Today, my brother, marks a horrible time in all of our lives. The anniversary of the day that you were taken from us and your family. We weren't your blood family but we were held together with brotherhood, trust, and love. Those bastards may've taken you away from us that day but they will NEVER take you away from our memories. In our memories is where you'll live forever, we will not let anyone forget of you or the sacrifices that you and your family had to make while defending the freedoms that we all enjoy. As Matt said below, once the date grew closer the days and nights grew longer for us. I dread this time of the year always but have the memories of the short time that we had together, not only as neighbors in our "hooches" but as brothers as well. Those memories keep me going sometimes. I could never describe my feelings in words to you or your family so I will close with this; May God watch over your family during this time of year and may God watch over sweet little Cameron and guide her through life the way that her daddy would have.
Until we meet again my brother; "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry D. Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Hey Wes! We're having the 4th Annual ride for you today, and it's the first one I'll get to go to so far. Chris Raines and the Goons are going to be playing at GT's tonight, and we're all getting together for food and laughing about all of the crazy times we had with you :) I miss you so much... watch over us and all of the troops here and overseas as they continue the fight in which you sacrificed everything. I love you."
Monika Hill of Cookeville, TN

The time of year is almost here,the time that all of Clay Co. fell apart especially your family.Oct 13th that day in 2005 will never be forgotten.That was one of the hardest days of my life.This time of year you are on my mind so much but I think of you every morning when i go down Baptist Ridge hill and see the SGT WESLEY TUCKER sign at the bottom of the hill.I and a few people on the Ridge still put out our poster and banners to show that we haven't and will never forget you and the terrible day in Oct.I am looking forward to watching all the bikes and people that come out and show their support to your family during this sad time in their life.Wes you have such wonderful Mom and Dad that love you so much.I know that you are in Heaven now watching over your family,especially your beautiful Cameron.She looks just like you Wes,you would be so proud of your little girl.REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.I LOVE YOU WES


"Wesley you was a true hero, and we love and miss you very much the 4th annual Memorial bike ride for you is coming up this Saturday. I just wish you was here. Well me and my husband named out little boy after you. I remeber back when we used to ride the bus together and listen to Kid Rock in the back seats while your mom was driving.
It has been really hard here lately knowing that you are not here. I think about you all the time. We asked your mom to be our son's god mother and she said yes. It was a very special day i just wish you could have been there. We are going to tell are little boy all about you and how you always had a smile on your face. We Love and miss you very much!!! We will all meet again soon. Love you always"
Elizabeth & EJ Hill of Cookeville,tn

"as that day gets closer my days and nights get longer,I would like to thank you for the friendship and the experiences we shared,I really wish I could have changed things that day,but I guess that was one thing I couldn't control,maybe I could have done something different,Idon't know! 13 oct 05 never forgotten."
Matt of Deerlodge

"today my darlin,Muriel is getting married, i am confused , i am happy she can move on, but for me i will never be able to move on, please be happy my baby, i miss you so much, i just can't understand why you had to go , so young, so full of life, i am at the bottom , and have a hard time , i put on a good act, but times are hard for me and your daddy, i don't want your unit to go back to that awful place the people that took you from us, until we meet again please know my darlin i love you so much, Momma"
Momma of Hilham, TN

"bubba i miss you so much i would give anything to see your smile and feel your arms around me i miss you so much i wish you were here you always knew what to say when i needed advice next month makes 4 years since you went to heaven times are hard right now i will stay tough just keep a close watch on momma and daddy help them threw this time god wes i love you"

"Hearts that know one another are never truly apart. Not miles, not rivers nor the ocean or even death can take the bond of hearts that truly knew and truly felt love."
of Celina

"Happy Birthday Wes !!!!

Until we meet again.. "Easy Does It""
SFC Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Happy Birthday my son, i miss you more everyday, my life is so empty without you, my love always, Momma"
Momma of Hilham,TN

"Just thinking about you right before your birthday. Keep an eye on us when we go back....Until we meet again my brother "Easy Does It"."
SFC Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Re: SPC Robert Wesley Tucker

I represent PRAYER SHAWLS 4 FALLEN SOLDIERS (PS4FS), an organization that since October 2007 has sent over 2,800 prayer shawls to military families who have lost a loved one. We are an organization of over 240 groups from all over the country. We make every effort to reach families even when post cards are returned after they have moved. Would you kindly send me a contact email/address so that we may send a loving hand-made prayer shawl to the family? Thank you!

Cozette Haggerty, Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Email: ps4fs@charter.net
Website Address: http://webpages.charter.net/ps4fs/shawls"
Cozette Haggerty of Wilbraham, Mass.

"He brother it been a wile but going through some tough time since i last saw you. I miss you man and love you and the the family much!"
SGT Sandstrom of Madison WI

"never forgotten!"
matt of deerlodge

"Thinking of you today Wes, God Bless you and your family for the sacrifices that you all have made for all of us. Until we meet again, "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"it is memorial day man. I know you and or other brothers and up there watching us. watching those of us back in that place and those of us getting ready to go back. we love you tucker. God bless"
maurice of st louis MO

"Wes, I didn't know you, but my husband did. You had a profound impact on his life as he served with you in Iraq. He is now back in Iraq for a second tour. He has always warn a POW bracelet, but now has requested your bracelet so he can honor your memory. I know you are singing praise with our Lord, and you are an angel watching over your family, your daughter, and your fellow soldiers. Thank you for your sacrifice, and for that of your families' as well. We love you, and I am sure you are missed EVERYDAY! At Ease Soldier..Rest in peace."
Kelly Albert (MAJ Derril Albert) 32nd Brigade IBCT WI of Holmen, WI USA

"Just thinking of you today Wes. You are missed more each day. Keep a watch over us all. Until we meet again, "Easy Does It"."
Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"I love you my Darlin"
Momma of Hilham,tn

"Wes, Just thinking of you today,what a terrific guy you are.I love and miss you.Hope to see you in Heaven someday."
Brenda of Hilham, Tn

"2009 is here and that means time to make those new year resolutions. Mine is to be a better friend because you never know when your last day might be and you wont get to right those wrongs you may have done. I pray for you and your family often and hope nothing as awful as your death ever happens to them again. I hope 2009 brings them as much joy as they can have here on earth without you. You may be gone from this earth but your memory lives with many of us still. Happy New Year."
Always of Home Town USA

"Merry Christmas my Darlin"
Momma of Hilham,TN

"Merry Christmas Wes. I know that you are in a better place watching over all of us. Until we meet again my brother; "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"wes its been along time.i miss you so much..you werennt just my cousin you was one my best friends just thought you should have known that... i thought of you just like a brother to me.i never realy moved on after you died i just kinda closed off from people..never showed them how i realy felt after you were gone,and it didnt realy hit me how much i missed you until i turned on my radio this mornin and a bunch of soldiers wer wishin there familys merry christmas and that year you didnt get to.you were so close to gettin home..it was 13 days and you would have been here...i miss you so much wes...god must have had a good plan for you cause after all he only takes the best of us,and if that was anyone it would have had to been you...you were always so happy,i dont remember a day you werent smilin and happy.you were so full of life and love.I have so many memories i will never forget.you could always make me smile just like uncle ted..i just wanted to say i miss you,i love you,and i'll never forget you...merry christmas wes!"
your cuz. of celina

"wes its been along time.i miss you so much..you werennt just my cousin you was one my best friends just thought you should have known that i thought of you just like a brother to me.i never realy moved on after you died i just kinda closed off from people..never showed them how i realy felt after you were gone..god must have had a good plan for you cause after all he only takes the best of us,and if that was anyone it would have had to been you...you were always so happy,i dont remember a day you werent smilin and happy.you were so full of life and love.I have so many memories i will never forget.you could always make me smile just like uncle ted..i just wanted to say i miss you,i love you,and i'll never forget you...merry christmas wes!"
your cuz. of celina

"Merry Christmas wes. Never to be forgotten.

Doc ayidiya"

"Happy Thanksgiving Tuck. "Easy Does It""
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"happy Thanksgiving my little man i miss you more everyday, love Momma"
momma of home

"Wes, just wanted to drop by and wish you a Happy Veteran's Day. It's been a little over 3 years since you gave all. You have touched so many lives, some that you may never know. I just wanted to let you know that you made me a better soldier but most of all, a better man. God bless my brother, until I'm called home........"Easy Does It""
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

There is seldom a day that passes that you and your brothers are not in my thoughts. I am honored to be present this coming weekend to honor you and your family members with the naming of the Livingston Armory. I wouldn't miss this for the world Wes and I am humbled yet again to be in the presence of such fine statesmen and women that your family and local community have to offer! I'll see you down the road in green pastures. Forever, "Knife 6""
Knife 6 of Tennessee

"WES,3 years ago toady God called you home to be a child of his and God knows how much we all miss you especially Kim Ted and Cameron.I saw little Cameron at the Bike Ride Saturday and she looks just like you Wesley,she is so pretty.Wesley I know this is a hard day for Kim and Ted so watch over them.Wesley you will always be our hero and you will always be in our hearts and on our minds.Thank you so much for what you did for our country.Thanks to all our Soldiers for our freedom.
We love you so much Wes"

"Thank You. Small words but The rest words could never express."
~Always of USA

"What can we say other than we love you still today and miss you dearly. I know you are in a better place. Keep an eye on all of us. You are never forgotten. Tucker, it just seems like yesterday we were all at Dru's Inn and you were playing your guitar. Take care Wes and with God by your side, we'll see you one day."
Christy Slayton & family of Allons, TN

"Wes; It has been 3 years ago today that God called you home. I know that you are in a better place but we still miss you a lot. Keep a watchful eye on Cameron and all of us, we know that you will.
Until we meet again my brother, "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"my darlin today is 3years since you went to be with our Lord. Wes i miss you so much. The motorcycle ride was a huge success, but i know you were watching. Wes i know it won't be much longer until we are together again, remember Momma loves you always sweetheart"
Momma of Hilham, TN


"September 29, 2008
To the family of Spc. Robert W. Tucker:
Robert gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Hey,Tuck,as the days get closer to the 13th,I think about things more and more.I guess I have too much on my mind to put it in words.13 oct.05 never forgotten."
Matt of Deerlodge

"was just thinking of you"
always of home

"Well my Darlin, it has been 7 years since 911 happened, this is when you said you wanted to do something to make america a better place for us to live in. Only did you or we know that you would be one of the americans to die so we could have a better place to live. Wes, i miss you so much, i wish i could have slowed down and enjoyed life more when you were little, i was always worried about paying bills and getting stuff, i realize now it was just stuff, material things, yes they are good, but time with the ones you love is worth more than anything, and when your loved one is called home to be with the Lord, the stuff is still here. Wes, you made me realize life is short, shorter for some than others, but i will be there with you soon, my darlin, i have put all my trust in the Lord , and i know i will be with you again. Thank you for being my son, and watching over me . You are always on my mind, I love you forever, Momma"
Momma of Hilham, Tn

"Happy Birthday Wes!! The big 23!! I sure do miss you o'le buddy. Always keep an eye on your family and friends. You are in a place to do that and I know that you are.

I hope that you enjoyed the present that I brought you today. It was good to come and visit again!

Until next time; "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

we love you so much and miss you terribly, love always, Momma & Daddy"

"You have been on my mind alot over the past week. The start of Aug is not much fun for us any more to many bad memories are tied to it. I think you buddy is having a hard time to , he don't usually talk to me this much... make sure and let him know you alright here in the next few days. I don't know if you can really look down on us from up in heaven but its nice to think you know how much we miss you. I hope that you and Jonny bring your birthday in in style and don't let us being sad bring you down. I try and not dwell on the bad things and just remember the good things that have happen. I know some people think that alot of us have moved on from yours and Jonnys deaths but just because we don't show our tears in public any more and things don't mean we hurt any less or don't miss you just as much. I pray that that no one else has to come back home like you did ... but i think sometimes that is a useless prayer because it seems like this war isn't ending anytime soon. Watch over all of those who love you and all of your brothers over seas."
Always of TN

"darlin Wes, only 5 days until your birthday, you would have been 23 years old here on earth, but you will always be 20 years old my little boy, i miss you so much, sometimes i prettend you are still coming home, that is how i get thur some days, but then i realize you are home ,home in heaven with our Lord. That is where i always wanted your soul to go, Wes, i know you are watching over us, but i want you to watch over little Cameron, she is so scared of things, she doesn't like to try new things, until she is sure that they won't hurt her, She is such a blessing to me, She looks so much like you, Me and Dad tell her about you everytime we are with her.Well Babba, and Mikey have a birthday on the 6th, . I love you honey, love always Momma"
Momma of Hilham, Tennessee

"Sgt. Tucker, I just dropped by to say hello. I think about you alot and it just feels more (official) when I type it out.
My unit will be going soon, please watch over us."
RED of Roan Mountain, Tennessee


"Happy 4th, Wes! We still love you just as much today!"
Christy Slayton of Allons, TN

"Sgt. Tucker, I was just thinking about you. Thank you, and watch our 6."
RED of Roan Mountain , TN

"wes, he brother i love you and miss the ya. I went to see you when i got home. You are always in my my thoughts everyday. I love you tucker and i will see you in heven with everyone. LOVE YOU BROTHER"
Sonny Sandstrom of Madion WI

"Thinking of you today Wes. Know that we will not let you be forgotten. From all of "Easy Squad".... Easy Does It."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"I love you, Wes"
Momma of Hilham,Tn

"Hey Wes,
We were all thinking about you. I can remember how you wanted to learn to play the guitar and how Randal would show you a few things on it. =) Things aren't the same without you. I think the world of your momma. She is so proud of you to this day! Keep everything in line up there and we'll all be up there one day to join you! God Bless you Wesley, you were a True American Soldier, Hero, and Friend."
Christy Slayton of Allons, TN

"Just thinking of you. . We miss you. . Never forgotten, Always thought of."
Christy Slayton & Family of Allons, TN

"Wes, I only know you from reading the posts here, but I can tell you were "good people" as my aunt from Johnson City used to say. To Wes's friends and family: many, many Americans hurt for you, and all the others who have suffered such terrible loss."
Don C. of Wheaton, Il.

"15 APRIL 2008

Just thinking about you today ,as i do everyday.just wanting you to know how much you are missed and Wes you are still remembered by everyone .You touched so many peoples in so many ways that they will never forget you ,not for just the sacrafice you made but just the kind of person you were and still are in your wonderful home in Heaven.Wes thanks for everything.Watch over your Mom and Dad."

"Hey Wes,
Was just thinking of you again today. I will always be grateful for the sacrifice that you gave along with all the other soldiers. You will never be fogotten. . . Never! I still see your name all over people's vehicles to this day. You will forever be in our hearts, in our minds, and in our souls. You touched many lives in so many ways, Wes, your legend will forever live on. Thank you so much for being our friend, and most of all, our Hero. God be with you, and we will all see you soon. Save us a seat up there! :)"
Christy Slayton of Allons, TN

"Thinkin of you o'le buddy.

"Easy Does It""
SFC Jerry Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes, today i read the death toll hit 4,000 U.S. troops. Honey i know you have welcomed them home. I feel great sorrow for all the Mothers and Fathers who have started this long journey of great despair. Wes i miss you more everyday, sometimes i feel as it was just yesturday since i saw you, and then other days it seems like it has been forever. I know you are close to me in my heart and i know sometimes you are right beside me. Please stay close to me, for i need you. i know you must be busy in heaven, so have fun my darlin little man, i can't wait to see you again, my love always, Momma"
Momma of Hilham, TN

"hey Wes, i need some help with something you know what it is so honey tomorrow when i go to nashville hold my hand. i love you so much. Momma"
Momma of Hilham, Tn

"March 17, 2008. . . Happy St. Patrick's Day, Wes! Still missing you and thinking of you daily. Look forward to seeing you in that blue clear sky again one day. Always in our thoughts. . ."
The Slayton's of Allons, TN

Just dropping a little hello your way and letting you know that you are always thought of and truly missed. . ."
Christy Slayton of Allons, TN

"i love you, Wes"
Momma of Hilham,TN



"Tuck,well I guess it never gets any easier for me,I think about that day alot.I have alot of memories of our adventures together and I replay them in my mind often,some were good and some were not so good,but either way I still have them and I thank you for that! 13 oct.05 never forgotten!"
matt of deerlodge

"Sgt. Tucker, Just was thinking about you and wanted to say, hello. Watch out for the rest of us and I know you are looking down now. Thank You and GOD BLESS."
SFC. Edwards of Roan Mountain, Tennessee

"To Jason Jones,
Glad to hear of people like you who are also fighting for our freedoms. Wesley was a great person and will forever live in our hearts! He is thought of daily by everyone. Thanks for your post. It is nice to know that Wes is thought of so much. He left an empty place in many many many hearts, but we will all meet up with him again! We love you, Wes!! Can't help but to think your name is familiar Jones. . . What is your email? God be with you Wes. .. We all love you!!!"
Christy of Allons, TN

"Hi,my name is Pv2 Jason E.Jones I have recently joined the Tennesee National Guard 2/278th and I see spc.Tucker's picture all the time and I would like to say I joined to fight for my country and I am honored to be fighting along side the guys from Jamestown that knew you!! I am not the best soldier by far I joined at 29 and had a tough time in basic but I want you to know spc.Tucker I will do everything I can to uphold your honor and courage with this group of fine men,I'm not much of a typer and I appologize!!! I would like to tell the family of Spc.Tucker If I could ever do anything to help you please dont give it a thought..my number is 931(787-8936) again I thank you so much for what you have done and look forward to hearin more about you in the future!!!hooahh!!"
Pv2.Jason E.Jones of Crossville,Tn 38555

I've been thinking a lot about you lately. Do you remember when Johnny Mac sang "Simple Man" for you at the Platoon memorial? Everytime I hear that song I think of you and it brings me to tears most of the time. That song represents you so well. I just got back from a cruise that Lynyrd Skynyrd was performing on and when they sang Simple Man all I thought of was you.
I miss you so much Wes but I have comfort knowing I'll meet you again one day. Until then "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Just a short message Wesley. . . I was just thinking of you and wanted to say hi. Keep looking down on all of us and we will be with you again in the future. We all love and miss you. I know that Randal thinks of you. . . He drives by your grave site while on patrol. . . I say grave site, because although that is where your grave lies, we all know you are in a MUCH better place. We love you, Wesley, God Bless!!"
Christy Slayton of Allons, TN

"Wes..I think about you everyday. You are missed so much by your friends and family. I know you are looking down, smiling upon your mom, she looks so wonderful Wes..Please give her the stregnth to continue on."
Bridget of Knoxville

"Wes, another year has pasted, without you my darlin, i miss you so much. I don't know if i will ever be able to move on, you are my shining star, forever in my heart, Wes maybe it want be to much longer honey until we are all together again. love always, Momma"
Momma of hilham,tn

"Merry Christmas Wes. I sure miss you. Until we meet again... "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Sgt. Tucker, Merry Christmas. I know GOD has blessed SOLDIERS like you."
SFC. Edwards of Roan Mountain, Tennessee

"Merry Christmas Baby"
Momma of Hilham,TN

"Hey Wesley! We all just wanted to wish you the Best Christmas ever! You are always in our thoughts and prayers. You will forever remain a part of our lives. I sat down the other day and looked at a bunch of pictures that we have of you. Randal still thinks about you and keeps up on the latest news over on your end of the county. You will never be forgotten. It is Christmas 2007 today and I just wanted to let you know that you were in our thoughts. We'll all see you soon. We love you, Wesley! God be with you, we will be soon.

Always in our thoughts . . ."
Christy Slayton of Allons, TN

"I have been thinking a lot about Wes lately. Why? I don't know. I think he's come to me for some reason. I know how he looked forward to Christmas so much...... maybe that's it. I don't know anymore. I feel that Wes has been around me the last week or so and I don't know why. I love Wes so much and I'd give anything for him to be with us today. I have no idea why he was taken from us that day. Maybe one day I/we will know. Maybe some day we will all know. Wes Tucker believe when I say my brother that all of Easy Squad, and especially me, LOVE and MISS YOU!! Until the day when we meet on the Fiddler's Green....Easy Does It."
SFC Jerry Asberry "Easy 6" of Jamestown, TN

"It is so good to see others posting about Wes, especially those of you who were at LSAA when he, Matt, Elliott, SGT Espanoza, and "Antonio" were all flew in on the MEDEVAC. I'll never forget, after we finally arrived at LSAA from the IED location, when CPT S told us that Matt was in surgery, Elliott was going to be OK, SGT Espanzo was going to be evac'd to Germany, "Antonio" was going to need sugery but would be ok, then he told us that Wes didn't make it. We all immediately began crying and holding each other, that day s*cked to say the least. After we regained our composure CPT S said that we could go see Wes. I'll never forget seeing him laying on the table covered in an OD Green wool blanket. I began to cry uncontrollably, as did everyone else. I went and touched Wes for the last time and told him that I was sorry. I'll never forget that moment in time when I touched him for the last time. The chaplain said a prayer for you Wes, I know you heard him and I know you were there with us. Your spirit may have left your body but you were still there with us.

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I wander why it had to be you and not me. I guess I'll never know the answer to that question or maybe God will show me someday.

Cameron is getting big and is looking more and more like you. I saw here the last time that I came to see you (did you like my gift???...lol). I know that you did.

Kim and Ted; Know that Wes touched so many people in such a good way. You can tell that by the posts on here.

Until we meet again o'le buddy, "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes, me and dad miss you so much, life is so hard. We look forward to the day when we are all together again my darlin"
Mom of hilham, tn

"SGT Tucker,
It seems like only yesterday I was in Iraq. I was there when you came in on the med evac black hawk. I remember assisting with other patients while you were being worked on. The first time I saw your face I thought you were my brother who was also serving in Iraq. I remember the relieve that I felt when i realized that you weren't my brother. I'm sorry for that. Everyone was crying because they felt that they didn't try hard enough to save you. Or that they should have done something else. I helped take you in to another room and got you ready so your friends could come say their good byes. I remember you all the time, especially while a sleep. I wish I could have known you under different circumstances. I'm going to tell my son about you, when he gets older. He is only 2. I know that your in Heaven watching over all us. Thank you. Sorry you had to pay the ultimate sacfrice."
Rob of Kunsan AFB Korea

"I will never forget,you are in my thouhgts every day."
Matt of Deerlodge,Tn.

"Robert W Tucker, I was down their from Wisconsin to spend time with you and the flowers that i left by your grave. I miss you and the fun time we had together. The mission sucked!! I love you and the the family. You girl is getting bigger the last time i saw her. and you wife was looking great. I morin most of the night thinking about you and the joy we had.

Kim and Ted my new number is 608 279 8650 please call me because i want to drive up to your house again... Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Sonny of Madison, WI 53713

"It's Thanksgiving Day,I remember 3 years ago. I was going to complain about how bad we had it then,but I now realize how bad it really could have been,and that in some way we all have alot to be thankful for.I love you,miss you,and thank you!"
Matt of Deerlodge

"I was just sitting here at work and thought about how i hadn't been to your page in awhile so here i am almost in tears from reading once again how you impacted someones life and still are to this day and your not even wih us anymore. i know you watch over all of us you knew but there is a boy in the NG i would lke you to keep a special eye on if he has to go over there can't nothing happen o him i don't think i could ever take it."
ALWAYS of celina,tn USA

"To Matt Whom just left a message,
Do not feel guilty for having went in to complain about a kidney stone. Wesley is still loved to this day by friends and family and always will be. He IS TRULY in a better place and we will all join him in due time. If you had of known him, you would of had a true friend immediately because he is just that type of person. You could not have asked for anyone nicer. Your words are kind and heartfelt. Thank you for your posting."
A Friend *Christy* of Allons, TN

"SGT Tucker,
I never met you personally but I was in the CSH at Balad minutes after your passing. I remember walking into the urologist's office to seek treatment for a kidney stone when I heard of your tragedy and saw you being removed from the office by a female, blond medic. I met some of your friends and remember how upset they were and how the Chaplain tried to comfort them. I heard your story about your young wife, new baby and how close you were to returning home. I was in similar situations myself almost being killed a few times before the birth of my first child. You have no idea how guilty I felt to come into the office to complain about pain from a kidney stone just minutes after your passing. To this day I do not like going to hospitals and I will never forget what happened. You're in a better place now and I offer my condolences to your family."
CPT Matt

You are indeed a great person! I remember all of the trips down to Mississippi when you were training down there and I would bring Muriel down to see you while she was pregnant with Cameron. And you were learning to play the guitar then, too. Your memories will always be with me and my family and we think of you often. I just cried when they played the "If you're readin' this" song on the radio 2 days prior to October 13th this year. Two years ago, yet it seems like only yesterday. You will never be forgotten, Wesley. You can not ask for a better mom or dad. They are VERY special people and they raised you to be the best person! We will all see you again when our name is called, and by the way, we have a new addition to our familiy. His name is Matthew. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. See you soon buddy! Have your guitar ready because I know that my husband will want to play a song with ya!!! *hugs*"
A Friend of Allons, TN

Man sorry its been a while since i was here last I cant believe it's been over 2 years since you left. I still have nightmares about that day but i guess those will never go away. I still tell everyone about you. you would think they would get tired of hearing about it but they never do, which is a good thing because you will always be my hero. I still drink one for you more now than then but you know that. just keep watching over us brother we all miss you so much. happy huntin my brother"
Sgt. Jeremy Allen of D-trp 1/278th

My name is Maurice Ayidiya. I was the medic with Robert on the 13th of october 2005. i would like to apologise to his family for takign so long to pay my respect to tucker. I have for so woundered of there was more i could have done for him.
I kow that now tucker the great guy that he was lives on to keep his family strong and to protect his daughter. But most importantly he lives in the hearts of all of us. every soldier, every veteran. He is a part of us and we are a part of him.
we love you man."
Maurice Ayidiya of st louis, MO

"Tuck; It was two years ago yesterday that you were taken from us. "Easy Squad" came to see you yesterday (I'm sure you know that). We sure do miss you and wish daily that it had not had happened. Until we meet again, "Easy Does It"."
SFC Jerry Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes, honey i miss you more each day, little Cameron is growing up without you, i only wish i could have taken your place darlin.Dad is doing ok, Britt and Selena are doing fine. I guess you know all of this. I love you my little son, my love always Momma"
Momma of Hilham,TN U.S.A.

"Tucker; Just thinking of you this morning. "Easy Does It" and God Bless You."
SFC Jerry D. Asberry (Easy 6) of Jamestown, TN


"Hey ole buddy, I couldn't sleep, you are on my mind, everyday. I guess maybe a little more today. Just wanted you to know I miss you."
Matt of Deerlodge, Tn

"Wes....i just looked at pictures from the ride on saturday...your memory lives on , i barely recognized your mom, and your dayghter, wow, she looks just like you. I so wanted to be there in the mist of all of it, but i watched and supported you from afar....so many people loved you Wes, you are a true hero in every sense of the word. I pray often fo your mom ,dad, cameron, brittany and everyoen else. I would love to see your mom, and give her a big hug and tell her how much i have missed her, and how much i want to always be there for her. I wish i knew what to say , what to do, but words just don't seem efficient to mourn this tragedy. help her through this wes, she loved you so much, you were so very wonderful, and your memory will live on forever."
Aunt Bridget of Knoxville

"To the Tucker Family:

There are no words to adequately express how sorry I am for your loss. I have read through the messages that have been posted for Wes, and it is obvious that he touched many hearts in addition to having been a loyal and dedicated American Patriot. I have the been given his name on a "Fallen Heroes" Bracelet, and I will wear this with honor and reverence for the young man who gave of himself to his loved ones and his country. And to you Robert W. Tucker, I thank you for your courage, dignity and strength of heart and soul."
Sharon of Los Angeles, CA

"Memorial Day 2007. Tuck, I didn't know you very well, but I think of you often. We served together in Iraq.

I will never forget.

SSG Troy Stoneberg, Medics, 1-128th INF (OIF3)"
Troy Stoneberg of Altoona, WI

"Tuck; Just thinking of you today and the sacrifice that you gave for all of us. Saying Thank You is not enough nor can I show you my gratitude for what you have given for all of America. You are a true HERO! Save me a cup of coffee and I'll see you soon."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Wes, I've been thinking a lot about you lately. You've been on my mind quite a bit here in the last few weeks. I sure miss you! I hope that you're up there working on your tan and I'll see you there some day. Keep me a cot on stand by and some tanning oil for when I get there. Until then, your "old" friend. Easy 6"
SFC Jerry Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"Hey Tuck, Just got to thinking about ya bud. Hope ya giving em hell up there bud. I'll see ya around. Dont kill too many deer before I get there."
SPC Johnny South of Jamestown, TN

"hey wes this year has been very hard on a lot of people, but we are all trying to get through it. I think about u alot and about how great u was and still are. You was a wonderful person and so full of life. You could get any one to smile when they where at their worst...You was such a wonderful person adn we all love and miss u alot but we will meet u in heaven one day soon so we can all be together again..."
Elizabeth of Tompkinsville, Kentucky

"wes i was just sittin here feeling sorry for my self and i know if u were here u'd tell me to get tough. but dang it wes i miss u so much i'd give anything to see u or hear u voice or for one more hug. i love u so much wes i just dont understand. i love u and ur always on my mind."

"See I told you I wasn't any good with these things, I messed up and put the last one on there twice; don't laugh or you'll push till I get tired. Love ya, DIDDY"
ssg.Cantrell(DIDDY) Matthew of Deerlodge, Tn.

"Tuck, you always had to help me with these d*** computers, so don't expect it to be pretty. I have no great words to say, and it took me a long time to get here, all I can say is I love you, you used to get embarresed when I would say that, in Iraqistan, but I meant it and I hope I touched your life as much as you touched mine.I willnever forget that awful day or the day my wife told me. I'm sorry I can't say anymore. Love you Tuck."
ssg.Cantrell(DIDDY) Matthew of Deerlodge,Tn.

"Tuck, you always had to help me with these d*** computers, so don't expect it to be pretty. I have no great words to say, and it took me a long time to get here, all I can say is I love you, you used to get embarresed when I would say that, in Iraqistan, but I meant it and I hope I touched your life as much as you touched mine.I willnever forget that awful day or the day my wife told me. I'm sorry I can't say anymore. Love you Tuck."
ssg.Cantrell(DIDDY) Matthew of Deerlodge,Tn.

"My wonderful son, i miss you so much. I have watched a movie called twin towers, and i watched it with such sadness. I remember how anger you were when they bombed us on 9-11. You gave everything for us to live free. I only hope to do something good, but you my darlin gave it all, and i will not let people forget you. when 911 happened people were so close America was strong, it did not matter what you had or what color your skin was people struck together it was a nation of one. I wish people still felt that way, because like you and the other heros you gave us freedom. My son i feel i let you down, because i couldn't help you. Those people took my life as well, and your Dad's to.We think of you everyday, and wish you were here. I try to think why would i want you to leave heaven, i must be crazy, heaven is where i want all of us to go. Wes you made it to heaven first honey, you always wanted to do things first. God was well pleased with you and he needed you there. I love you Wes, i hope to see you soon. I will tell my little granddaugther all about the wonderful father she has, and how now you are her guardian angel watching over her. please be happy love you always,momma"
momma of hilham,tn

"Wes,I had you on my mind today as of everyday,you are a very special person Wes that we will never forget.We were so blessed to have such a wonderful young man in our family and in our lives and to have such a Hero to our country.Your memory is still strong and very much alive and that is the way we are going to keep it because Wes you very much deserve it for paying the ultimate sacafice for all of us .For all that knew you would say the same as i have because you are such a GREAT PERSON not for just serving our country just for being who you are .I remember the last time i saw you, you were at the house and i asked you if you were dreading going back to Iraq and you told me no that you wasn't scared and you were so happy that day Wes.I just wish that Kim and Ted could find that happiness that you had that day ,they are having such a hard time without you Wes so please watch over them and keep them going on for Cameron and Selina because thay need them and Wes Kim and Ted are wonderful Grandparents to the both of them, but i am sure you know that because they were great parents to you and Brittney.Wes you were a Brave Soldier and i know that God is very proud to have you as one of his Angels so rest in peace my Hero.

Brenda Boles of Hilham,Tn

"Wesley I just wanted you to know things have been realy boring around hear since you have been gone so you are not missing out on much,but everybody did make up a new game corn holin or somethin like that.well i just figured I would write somethin on here since I never do.Well,I love U WES and I guess I will talk to U when heaven calls. Love Ya Raven."
Raven,your lil cuz of Celina,TN


"Kim stay strongfor your family. I know it hurts alot but with the help and support we will get through it.I think of him often and i know he is happy and is still watching over everyone and helping them stay strong.I often think of all the good times we had back when u used to be our bus driver and we used to laugh and joke around on the back of the bus.I always looked up to Wes and still do i always thought he was a wonderful person who would always be around but i guess god needed him and had a special job for him.I miss him alot and i hope that you and your family stay strong for everyone around you...He was Loved by many and always will be...Robert Wesley Tucker Gone But Will NEVER be forgotton."
Elizabeth Hunter of Tompkinsville, Kentucky

"Wes, my darlin today does make 16 months since you left on you way to go to heaven. Honey i miss you so much. I have learned how to put on a good front when i am around people. I am not in real good shape, and miss you more and more everyday. I hope you forgive me for been able to see little Cameron grow up, i wish i could have changed places with you so many times. i don't feel it's fair that i am still here and you my little darlin are not. everyday seems to get worst. i miss you so much. Little Cameron is so much like you. Muriel still loves you Wes, and i believe she always will. She has someone in her life now and he seems to be a good person. You would want her and Cameron took care of. Wes, you know who he is,and he is really good to them i think you would be ok with it, he is your friend. Wes i love you , my heart is broke, please know i will not let peole forget you and what you did for all of us.Thank you my son. Love always, Momma"
Momma of Hilham, TN

"Kim you and your family are in my prayers ."
A friend of livingston

"I think of you oftern Wes, of the fine young man that you turned out to be, of the fine young boy you were when i first had the honor of getting to know you. You were such a polite handsome young man. I always wanted to be a bigger part of your life, but i never knew how. I've bought cards many times and wrote letters to your mom, but i never send them, i am always afraid of saying the wrong thing, afraid that she doesn't want to talk to me. We have a picture of you Wes that we had blown up, it holds a place of honor in our living room, dustin even wrote about you when he had to do a paper this year, his teacher called me after he read it in class and told me that if any of my kids grew up to be half the person that he said you were ,then i was going to have 3 wonderful children, i already do, and i thank god for them everyday. I thank god everyday for allowing me the chance to be part of your family, though i never really "fit in", you , britt, and your mom and dad always made me and the kids feel like we were a part of the family and i love you guys so much. We talk about you often in our house, i tell the kids everything i know about you, and we have read many many papers about you, you truly were a hero.
Kim.....if you read this, I want to tell you..i am so very sorry that this happened to Wes, to you and your family. No mother should ever have to endure the pain and anguish that you have had too. I know you are honored to be Wes's mother, you raised a fine young man. He loved you and Ted and Britt so very much and i know how devoted that he was to you all. I truly wish there were words that could express to you how much you and your family mean to us, you had such an impact on my life, you accepted and loved without holding back, you gave me more in life than you will ever know. Hold your head up high Kim, you did a wonderful job with Wes and Britt, and i know wes is proud of you. I cannot even begin to imagine what you go through each day, it has to be the hardest thing one person could ever experience in life. God is not ready for you yet Kim, he needs you here ...be strong and if you ever need me....i'm just a phone call away"
Bridget of Knoxville

"I love you Brother and family and miss you so much"
Sonny Sandstrom of Madison Wisconsin

"Tuck, your memory is still strong. No matter what my family and I want yours to know that we keep them in our prayers and we won't ever forget you or them. To your family, I served with Tuck and he wouldn't want you to hurt so badly for him or dwell on his passing, instead he would want you to remember the good times that you all shared and know he is watching over you. His mother is a good woman and a very loving mother but he wouldn't want you to grieve yourself so much over him. You meant so much to him and to see you so sad would make him even sadder. He would want you to hold your head up high and know he is always with you. He loved you and still does. Please take care and God Bless."
Roger Hill, Jr. of Lawrenceburg, TN

"Kim, Wes would not want you to be so unhappy. He wants you to live a long happy life,to stay here and take care of his baby girl. She is going to need her Granny to tell her storys about how good,brave,kind,and wonderful her daddy was. It is hard to want to live without him for you i'm sure but stay strong look at the good thing he left for you here. It may seem impossible to want to go on without him but you can. Do it for him, do it for her and for Ted, Brittany and Selina they need you here. Be strong like he was and hang in there. I know you hear it all the time but you did a wonderful job with Wesley thats why you miss him so bad because he was so good to you and everyone around. he was a hero before he went to war and he will be a hero forever now. You may not have him but you have his memory and those memorys need to hang around so Camerin will get to hear them all. You are needed here God has not called you home yet. When it is your time he will but now you are needed still here with us on earth. Your journey is not yet complete."
Always on my mind. of tennessee

"Wes, it's mom. Honey i think i need some help. I miss you so bad.Everyday now is getting so unbearful for me. I don't feel i have anyone to talk to about the way i feel.If only you were here, i know everything would be ok. I love you, darling, hope to see you soon,Love always, Momma"

""Sgt. Robert Wesley Tucker, Wesley to those who knew him, was a great guy. Not just because he served our country, if you knew Wesley, you knew he was just a great guy to be around, to talk to, to hang out with. Murial, please know that Wesley will not be forgotten, he will always be remembered because he served our country and because he was our friend. To Wesley's parents; you both raised a wonderful son. He was the sweetest guy I knew. Just know that he'll always be remembered and loved.""
A friend from Celina of Celina, TN, USA

"Wes i was just sitting in my office thinking of you and looking at your pictures i have of you on my wall.I look at them and think of you everyday thinking that it is not fair that you had to leave your family so young and your baby girl life had just started but i am sure that she will never forget you .We were all out at the fire dept.New Years Eve night and the night before and Cami was there and i was packing her outside and she saw a picture of you on the fire truck and she said daddy Wes she is a beautiful little girl she looks a lot like you and i am sure she will be a sweetheart just like you always was and wes you made a super great guy and not to mention a Hero to our country .i know your momma and daddy misses you terribly and my prayers are always with them i know you are watching over them.Wes i will never forget you and the sacrafice that you made for all of us and i just want you to know that if there is anything that i can do to help your momma and daddy i will always be there and i am going to do everything that i can to help keep your memory alive.I hope i will see you again someday Wesley."
Brenda Boles of Hilham Tn..

"To Tuck's Family, He was a good friend of mine all through Basic and AIT. We used to sit night after night and talk about or loved ones! He spoke so highly of his parents and family and of course of his Girl! He loved you all very much and it is a huge shock and sadness to hear he is gone!!! I will miss him greatly and will wear a bracelet of him from here on out!! He was a great man and a great soldier!! God bless ya Tucker and I will see you in Heaven!jeff.petty@gmail.com"
Cpl Petty of Ft Knox, KY

"Wes, i am sorry i put the wrong amount of time on the last message. I am so lost , Wes, me and dad put lights on your little christmas tree tonight. we miss you so much honey. I think we are just crazy, or that we have lost our minds . It gets harder every day, missing you is a terrible thing. I hope you know how much we love you. Tomorrow is Christmas, but for me and your dad it's not much of a holiday. i wish i did not have to do holidays. You were so happy this time of the year. You never ask for much, you just loved being around family and friends having a good meal and playing games. I miss you Wes, i have a hard time with living. I know death has to be earlier and then living. I love you honey, Merry Christmas sweetheart.love always your momma"
momma of hilham, tn

"Wes, today makes 15 months since the day you left us here on earth. I pray you are happy and honey i wish i was with you. Thanksgiving came and now we have to go though Christmas again without you. I know that God knows what he is doing , but i wish he would clue me in just a little bit so i would know what it is that i am suppost to do here on earth. My world has been turned up side down and back so many times since you left. I hope i was a good mother to you, all i know is how much i love you honey.You are my shining star Wes. I would give everything i have just for one more hug from you. Just to see you touch your little face. Just to hear i love momma one more time. One day i will hear that son, when it's mine turn . Always on my mind and always in my heart forever and forever, love you , momma"
Kim Tucker of Hilham, Tn

"Wes, today makes 16 months since the day you left us here on earth. I pray you are happy and honey i wish i was with you. Thanksgiving came and now we have to go though Christmas again without you. I know that God knows what he is doing , but i wish he would clue me in just a little bit so i would know what it is that i am suppost to do here on earth. My world has been turned up side down and back so many times since you left. I hope i was a good mother to you, all i know is how much i love you honey.You are my shining star Wes. I would give everything i have just for one more hug from you. Just to see you touch your little face. Just to hear i love momma one more time. One day i will hear that son, when it's mine turn . Always on my mind and always in my heart ever and ever, love you , momma"
Kim Tucker of Hilham, Tn

"To the Tucker Family,I think of you often and you are in my prayers.Wes was a true hero.I can see by all the postings what a wonderful person he was .I just wanted you to know how much people are praying for you and your family and no one will ever forget his sacrifice or yours.May God bless you all."
friend of Livingston

"If tears could build a stairway
and Memories a lane
I'd walk right up to Heaven
and Bring You home again."

"Wes today is thanksgiving and last week was cami's 2nd birthday. I miss you so much bubba. Sometimes i dont think its fair but i know your in a better place now. I just wish you were here. I am still keeping my promise i will never break it. Wes you have been my hero since the day i was born but now your everyones hero. i'm going to school now you would be proud of me i am finally trying to do something with my life. it is tough not seeing you or hearing your voice. i just keep praying that i may see you again one day. i even miss argueing with you out of all things i believe we done that best. but we always knew that we loved each other. and wes i hope you know how much i love you. I see cami growing up and i think of you i wish you could see her now she is such a good child you would be proud. i'll never let her forget who you are as long as i live wes. Selena is just like you and when she gets into something we think of you. Lord help me i'll have my hands full when she gets older. Wes i hope your having lots of fun huntin and riding levi and ridin rain drops. Don't worry about us I'll take care of the family. I love you so much. I'll see you when god calls me up."
sissy tucker of hilham,tn

"wes today is thanksgiving and your mom just wrote you a note. they miss you lots and so do we. we look at your pictures everyday because they sit right by the tv. you were a brave person to do what you did and so are the others that are over there. hopefully to be over soon. I am going to get to help hold a banner on the firetruck during the x-mas parade in honor of you and i hope your parents will drive the truck.i did not hesitate when i was asked.rest in heaven that all is well here.Your family are being watched over every day.with love theresa boles"
theresa boles of Celina tn

"Wes, my darling today is Thanksgiving, I and thankful for family and friends and i feel God has blessed us. I wish you were here. Wes, i love you so much honey me and dad , Brittney, are harding a hard time dealing with your death, you are the missing link to our family. Please be happy my son, I love you baby, Love always, Momma"
Momma of Hilham, Tn

"Wes, my son today we celebrated little Cameron's 2nd birthday. oh how i wish you were here she is so much like you. i know you are watching over her from heaven, and i will tell her. Me and dad are just hanging on, we hope to soon be with you. Wes, it's like everyday we fight our on war, the terrible war of dealing with your death. I something pretend you are still here and are coming home any day now. instead i need to look at it , the way it is we are coming to see you. i have a hard time going to work and i guess it's good my work has been slow this year. i wish i could touch you, hug and just look at you. I miss you more than any words can express. I love you my wonderful son and i miss you so much. i will love you forever your momma"
your momma of hilham, tn

"WES,Its been over a year now since God took you home and there isn't a day goes by that i don't think of you and your family .Wes you are a wonderful person and you are our Hero.Kim and Ted done a great job of raising a son like you.Wes you will never be forgotten in our hearts and in our community we will keep your memory alive forever.you and your family will always be in my prayers.Clay County is proud to have had a Hero like you"
Brenda Boles of Hilham TN

"I have known wes for a long time. I am family and also my husband and father in law took wes hunting alot.you could not ask for a better person or a kinder person.Kim and Ted did their job by raising a wonderful son.he is looking down on kim and ted and cameron with a smile and letting you know he is all right and not to worry.all of your family and friends are there for you if times get rough.we love all of you johnny theresa and andrew"
theresa boles of Celina tn

Over a year has passed now and I still ask myself each day if enlisting you into the guard was the right thing to do. Living with this is the hardest thing I will ever have to do in my life. I can only pray that you and your family both know that never in a million years did i dream that you would be sent to war, perhaps I was living in a fantasy world. Wesley in the 16 years that I have been a soldier I have never met any soldier that was more professional than you, In my life i have never met any person that was more true than you and I am convinced thatI never will. You have left an example for all soldiers to follow. All my life I have heard of "Heros" but I never knew the real meaning of what it actually meant to be a hero until I crossed paths with you, however you were a hero long before you joined the guard. I can only pray that my two sons will turn out to be half the person you were. Wesley, if i could trade places with you to bring you back I would without hesitation, however i know i cant do that. But my promise to you is to do what ever it takes to keep your memory alive and to tell every person I talk to about joining the guard the story of the "Bravest and Truest" soldier that I have ever met. You are a true "Hero"."
SFC Cherry of Cookeville, TN

"Wes, it has been a little over a year since I saw you last, the day that God took you away from "Easy Squad", your fellow soldiers, and most of all your family. Wes there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you in some way...some times it's about that awful day, some times it's about all the fun we had together as a squad, and all the crazy stuff we used to talk about while on missions. I hope that you enjoyed the memorial walk that we did in your honor on the 13th of October of this year....I know you were watching us that day.
Most every day I wander to myself why did it have to be you, why not me? Even though I wouldn't have wanted to see my family suffer as your family has had to do, I would've traded places with you in a second. I'm saddened to know that little Cameron will really never know you, but I will talk to her about you each and every time I see her. She will know you through all of us. She will know how good of a man her daddy was and that you are our Hero!
Wes I can't wait until the day we meet again, I know you'll be there waiting for us when we come home. I can't wait to talk to you again and express to you how much you mean to me, as a soldier and a friend. Until that day Wes, I'll be thinking of you........."
SFC Asberry (Easy 6) of Jamestown, TN

"Tucker was a good man. I keep his memory close to my heart and remember everyday that it is because of good men like him that makes me being in the military worth it. He will be missed but never forgotten. My family and I keep him and his family in our prayers. I consider myself privilaged to have served with this honorable man."
Roger Hill, Jr. of Lawrenceburg, TN

"My wonderful son, i miss you so much. it will be a happy day when i die, i know you will be there for me.. i love you Wes always your momma"
Momma of Hilham, TN

"Wesley it has been a year now since God took you home and there hasn't been a day go by that i don't think of you and pray for your family,Wesley you are our Hometown Hero and we will never forget you ,Rest In Peace My Friend"
Clay County Friend of Celina Tn.

"I didn't have the honor of meeting Wesley,but met Kim and his Grandmother.I know it was a great honor to meet such a special family.He is a hero and my thoughts and prayers are with you.It truly was an honor to meet you both.I still don't know how we got all those flowers in your truck."
A friend of Livingston

"Tucker i miss you!! I remember the time were we watch "Dadys Day Care" together on a misssion together. I love you man and your family!! We were together talking about our kids. I keep think about our friendship-it will never end."
Sonny Sandstrom of Madison Wisconsin

"It has been almost a year, since, I came to Clay County. I was a pallbearer at Sgt. Tuckers funeral, the hardest thing I ever done in my life. I just wanted everybody to know that Sgt. Tucker will never be forgotten in the Edwards household. I am humbled by your families sacrifice and it will be remembered now and on the other side ."
SFC. Robert Edwards of Roan Mountain, Tn

"I think about you often Wes, and i make sure my kids know they had a wonderful cousin who was not only a hero, but a father, brother, son, and loving nephew. Though i was unable to say my goodbyes with everyone else, i prayed in private and mourned you and pray for Kim and Ted daily, and I can only hope that someday i will have the oppurtunity to know Cameron . Not a day goes by that i don't think you of , and you can never imagine the regrets that i have in never having taken the time to be the aunt to you that i could have been and should have been. You were a wonderful young man, and a time that will always stand in my memory is one christmas when you were about 11 and a baseball card i gave you, you loved that card then, i remember watching from afar when you graduated high school, your mom was so proud of you Wes, she loved you so much, you and Britt were her shining lights in life and you did her proud.

Kim, Ted & Britt...
You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday , Wes was a wonderful person all around and he will always live in my heart."
of Knoxville

"To the family of:Robert W. Tucker I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

It is almost a year since that terrible day, Oct. 13th, when you were taken from us. We were all so close to coming home and we thought that the worst was behind us. But we had to endure more pain before we could come home to the cheers of a grateful nation and the graves of too many good men like yourself. It was an honor to serve with you at O'Ryan as well as Samarah. You ARE an American Patriot. I will never forget, Brother,......
"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly:"
Thomas Paine
The American Crisis:December 23, 1776
Very Sincerely Yours,
Todd Dyer Crawford
2nd PLTN Punishers
Knife Troop"
Todd Dyer Crawford of Bethel Springs, TN

"Wesley you are our Hometown Hero and you will never be forgotten Clay County is so proud to have a Hero like you you will live forever in our hearts."
A special friend of Celina Tn

"It is September 17, 2006 it is coming to a year since you have been gone. I know you everyone thinks of you often and you don't know what that means to me. i know that you are looking down on us every day but it still seems unreal. I wish i could say that i am not bitter but i am. i see your pics hanging all arond my house and in my truck and i think why was it you that had to go that day. I am so bitter and i know i shouldn't be. I was looking forward to going hunting, fishing, and taking that trip that we had planned. Cameron is so beautiful, she is wonderful and makes everyone think of you. I wish i seen her more. I always go out to Kim and Teds but i still feel like i should go and do more but i know that they are happy to see any of your friends and we all love going out there. i would like to be able to hang out with you again just for a little while but i know that isn't going to happen for a while but we will have fun when we reunite.You are a special person and we all miss you You do not know what you have until it is gone and when you lose a best friend you lose a part of yourself that will never be replaced. Oct. 13 was the worstr day of my life but everyone will know what a great man you were and how much you loved your time spent with with your daughter. She will know how great how good of a man her father was. i will miss the lost time we could have had but never forget the times we did have. I love you man and miss you every day always in my heart and on my mind."
Tyler of Celina, Tn

"My Son, Today makes the 11th month since God took you home. I miss you so much and wish i was with you.I'm so sorry for what those people did, Wes please forgive me for not doing a better job of talking you out of coming home , I wish i could have done something so you would not have had to go over there. Cameron is doing good and little Selena is growing. For her to be your niece she acts a whole lot like you. Dad is getting ready for Deer season. He has been shooting his bow right beside your grave he said you are with him and laughing at him when he misses the target. Honey i don't know why all this had to happen, but some things have happenned here since you left us, and i know God did not what you to have to see things as they are know. I know you are happy but i still pray every night to God that you are happy and you are having a good time. I always want you to be happy and safe. You are safe now and i believe you are happy. I love you Wesley, I hope it will be soon when i come to see you.Always in my heart and always on my mind. love , Momma"
Momma of Hilham, Tn

"Today is 9-11 this is the day it all started back so many years ago. I remember what you said when you heard that the towers had been hit."damn those bastereds, we should just blow the whole damn place up." it was a scary day. many people have lost their lives keeping ours back home safe and wes for me you are the face of all those people. in celina you are the face of every person how has lost their lives. you are our personal Hero. I say a prayer for you and your family each night. I hope this town never forgets what you gave up for it and the whole country but i don't see as how it could.

Its been a bad couple of years for the people we went to school with and were all close too. You knew beforre i did but Jonny died on the 4th. That week wasn't going to be an easy one anyway for any of us to begin with because it was going to be youir 21st birthday. Man the party Timmy and Brandon would have had you...

Holly Creek is a sad place to go now, all the good memories that we all made together there seem to just make it worse. I can't walk down thet dock without remembering something that either you or Jonny did and it hurts because you both should still be here with us.I guess your up there looking down on us though, thats the only reason i can think of that we've all made it though this stuff is because you guys are looking out for us.

I'm not sure if i should leave this message, i just ment to get on to tell you Thank You agian for all that you did,but it turned into a long thing about how i was feeling. But this page is for talking to you and healing so i'm going to leave it and hope its ok.

Someone who needed to talk of Celina

"Tucker....I remember the day and I think of you often.

of Arcadia, WI

"Today in the mail, I recieved a bracelet with the name of a fallen hero in the mail. I am engaged to a soldier in the Wisconsin National Guard who has been in Kuwait since Aug of 05 and now above my bracelet for him, I will proudly display my bracelet of SGT Robert W. Tucker reminding me that freedom is not free. From what I have read, it sounds like he was a great man and a great soldier with many people who love him dearly. I want you to know that you all will be forever in my thoughts and my prayers and I am appreciative of SGT Tucker's (and his families) efforts and sacrafices for our country. God Bless! [samantha.216@gmail.com]"
Samantha of Kenosha, WI USA

"Wes, There is not a day that goes by that i do not sit and think about our conversations That we had in Mississippi, and in Iraq. The fun times we had talking abut your daughter and the things you had planned for your family. 2 months from now it will be a year since that fatefull day. And the memory still pains me so. God truly has a greater plan for you for him to take you so early. there is not a day that goes by that any of us wishes we could trade places with you so you could have the time you should've had with you daughter. Your story will be told to my children and grand children whenever that ask what a true hero is. we love you and miss you, see you soon."
Spc. Jeremy J. Allen of Fairview, Tn. D 4/117

"Wes, today August 9th, is your 21st birthday honey. I hope you are happy. I miss you so bad and with everyday passing it is not getting any better. You are my shining star. I miss all the little things that you use to do. like treating me like a flower or joking around with me. Wes you are a good son the best . I love you honey. with all my love"
with all my love,Momma of Hilham, TN

"There is not a day that goes by that Wesley or his family does not cross my mind. Growing up with him and Britt and then knowing that he was gone was hard, not only for me but for everyone who knew him. There was one time in highschool I remember Wesley and Timothy pulling up flying there huge rebel flags on the back of there truck. They had no fears of anything. Wesley was always smiling and cuting up with everyone. I have never seen someone so happy to be a daddy and she looks just like him. Wesley and his family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. He is not only my hero but everyone that knew him also. Kim,Ted,Britt,Muriel, & Cameron and the rest of his wonderful family i love you and i hope you guys are making it threw each and everyday. If u need anything just let me know. I love you, you guys have and always will be a part of my family.God Bless you all!!! I know wesley is watching over each and every one of you!!!"
Hope Ballard of Glasgow,KY usa

"To all the wonderful people who have posted a message. please leave me your e-mail address so i can contact you. My husband and I would loved to hear from you all. Wes is missed so badly, and the days get harder, but with people like you leaving messages, you give us some comfort."
Ted & Kim Tucker Wesley's Momma & Daddy of Hilham, Tennessee

"Wes you will never be forgotten. I remember the last time we talked when you came to the deer camp on wet mill creek and you told me when u got back we were goin to go hunting wes man no one will ever amount to you, your courage, strenght or just being there for someone we all love you and miss you till we meet again we love you man."
Zac Dale of Jackson co. TN

"SGT Tucker,
I will wear the KIA Bracelet in your honor. You are a true HERO.--SSG Stuart"
Tyler Stuart of Fort Drum, NY

"We'll meet again, Tuck. Just not yet."
SPC Johnny South of Jamestown, TN USA

"Muriel, Cameron, Kim, and Ted
I just want you to know that I think about Wesley all the time. I will never forget the day I found out that he was gone. I am amazed at the strength of your family. You all amaze me every time that I am with you. I hope you know my family will never forget Wesley and his sacrifice for our county. Wesley will always be in our hearts."
of Livingston, TN

"It has been a little over seven months sence i got the news wesley had gotten killed and i still think about it everyday. sometimes as soon as my feet hit the floor and other days it may be when i hear a song on the radio but none the less it is still an everyday event and it will always be. wes, was a wonderful person who had a heart the size of texas and was always ready to help anyone he could. i don't know many people who would give him a bad word. it was hard not to love someone like him. most of the time when i think of him its never about that day, its always a happy or funny memory and i think thats what he would have wanted everyone to think of when they thought of him was good times they shared with him. good times at the bridge fishing, good times at the dock, good times coon hunting, good times getting his truck dirty and then shining the tires, good times... ya i know for sure thats what he would want all of us to think about when we think of him.

you did a great job raising your son to be a good man. his time was short with us on earth but you know wes he is with us all the time. when the wind blows over the ridge and when there are turkeys in the field out back he's with you..."
*********** of Celina,TN

"To the Tucker family from the Wahl family. Robert was a military brother to our Gregory as gregory felt of Robert. Sadly, both had not known one another. Today both are together. robert and your family are in our heart and prays. 4th of July many many fallen families will embark in Gatlinburg, Tn. To attend a midnight celebration of a parade and fireworks. We are planning to eneter a float...THEME: SUPPORT OUR TROOPS and to honour Robert and all our fallen soldier's. All deserve's America's respect."
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of spring, texas

"It has been 6 months today my son since you left on your journey to heaven. I know you are happy. I pray every night for you to be happy. I wish i was with you. I have prayed to God , when it is my turn to go , He will let you be the angel that comes for me. Wes i miss you , and love you so much honey. I wish i could have taken your place, but i guess i wasn't as good as you, and God wanted you first. You are the Best son, and you made me so proud, and you still are making me proud. Love always, Momma"
Momma of Hilham, Tennessee

"To Robert Tucker's family,
I am writing to you as a member of the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run. The motorcycle community in Illinois has built a wall to honor the fallen heroes in the Middle East from 1979 till today. Robert's name has been engraved on this wall and the Freedom Run staff; family and friends would like to extend a VIP invitation to your family to join us for a memorial service on June 17, 2006 to honor Robert and all the others who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Please, if you have time look at our website (www.ilfreedomrun.org). We all truly appreciate everything Robert and all the other service men and women have done for us and this is our way of honoring them. Also please feel free to contact me via email at anytime if you would like more information. Again thank you and god bless.
Sara Brown of Alsip, IL

"Wes, I miss ya a ton and I think about you every day. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't. I always think of the plans we made that we were going to visit each other's homes and do some hunting. I'll always remember the stories you told about your life back home that were so funny but yet so insightful. The way you talked about your family especially your baby girl, I knew you were going to be a great dad when you came home. I love you brother. I'll see ya in heaven. "Roger Out""
Art "Broom Boy" Veloz of La Crosse, Wisconsin

"Wes, or as we all called you, "Tuck", there isn't a day go by that we don't wish we could trade places with you. I know we can't and it must be this way for a reason. God has a plan for each of us and he was ready for you. It's hard to understand why or try to figure out the reasons, but we try anyway. We miss you dearly with everyday that passes and you will never be forgotten for you left us with many great memories that will last forever. So keep riding those beautiful horses and break one in for me, I'll see on the other side one day. We love you Tuck."
SGT Joey Neely "Nelly" of Livingston, TN

"My wonderful son Wes, i love you so much. I miss you so much it hurts. I know you are with God and Jesus, i wish i was there too. It's very hard to get though the days without you here. I pray it won't be long until we are together again my darlin. Wes you are the best son anyone could have had, and you were so good hearted. Little Cameron is so much like you, she looks at you picture and reaches for you she calls your name da da. Wes i promise i will never let her forget who were were, and i will let her know how much you love her and Muriel. Thank you Son for making my life so happy. Me and Dad are keeping your grave clean and neat. We love you so much honey. And dad is taking care of your horses and dogs. I hope you are playing baseball, coon hunting and having fun in heaven. I love you, Wes."
Love always, your Momma of Hilham,TN USA

"This message is for the entire Tucker family.
As you all know I was Wes' squad leader during our deployment. Wes was always ready to accomplish anything that I asked of him. He never let me or the rest of the squad (Easy Squad) down. We grew into a family while deployed. A family of brothers. We always watched out for each other.......always. I was in the vehicle in front of Wes' Hummer the day he was hit. That day will haunt me for the rest of my life. You lost a son, brother, father, and husband. But Easy Squad lost a brother as well. Not only a brother, but a friend, soldier, and loved one. I still grieve daily about what happened that day. But my sorrow can not even begin to be at the level of your loss. I've came to see you all after my return to the US. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. But it was good in a way too, I got to relive some of Wes' life through you, through your comments, your pictures, and of course Cameron.
If I could change what happend or take his place; I would in a second!! I am so sorry for your loss but you are my new family now. We will ensure that Wes lives forever. If you ever need ANYTHING from me DON'T hesitate to call me."
SFC Jerry Dale Asberry of Jamestown, TN

"God Bless You Wesley Tucker. You are a true HERO!! You will never be forgotten."
of Clay County, Tn.

"To the Family of Sgt. Robert Wesley Tucker :
Please know that your pain is felt by many, and that the memory of Robert will live on forever in the hearts and minds of all who loved him, and by a grateful nation. Robert is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. Thank you."
Stella Maynard--mother of Specialist Stephen Paul Downing II ---05/08/1974--10/28/2004---Killed in Ar Ramadi, Iraq of Burkesville, KY

"Sgt. Robert Wesley Tucker was my brother he truely believed in what he was fighting for. everyone Wesley talked to he touched there hearts. It was just me and wes he taught me how to be a better person, and he will always be in my heart. If you didn't know my brother i ask one thing of you never forget the proud soldier's name SGT. Robert Wesley Tucker. As for the ones that knew him we have to stick together to get threw this. I know Wes is still watching over us and our american soldiers keeping all of us safe until the day when we meet him at heavens gate."
A Soldiers Sister of Celina, TN

"I will never forget your sacrifice.
He was barely old enough to vote, when he went off to war.
So young and in love, just had his first child.
His mother was so frightened, his father hid his fears,
His young wife held him close as he wiped away her tears.
He’d never been so far away from his family and his friends,
But he knew he had to go, not knowing it would be his end.
He never saw it coming, the bomb that took Wes’s life.
He died a hero’s death he fought a hero’s fight.
He never will grow older he will always be just a little over nineteen.
Remembered as that smiling boy who loved his wore out camo jeans.
And now he is a number, another young hero gone.
But Wes GAVE ALL and he will never be forgotten.
He Answered His NATIONS CALL.

"In Memory Of Robert Wesley Tucker"
someone who loved you of celina,tn

"I knew Wesley. We went to school together. You couldn't have asked for a better person than Wes. He was a great friend, always there to help with any problem you might have had. He truly wanted to serve our country. I still don't understand why it happened, I guess God needed him in Heaven. He is truly missed by everyone. God bless his family, especially his little girl Cameron. We'll never forget you Wes, We love you"
-A friend of Celina, Tennessee

"I remember when Wes was small, he was such an adorable little boy, though he was my nephew, unfortunately i never knew him as well as i wanted too, i knew beyond a doubt that he was a wonderful kid, a wonderful son, and a wonderful big brother, and my heart goes out to my sister Kim and her family, knowing how much you are all hurting, but Wes is in God's hands now, and he will never be forgotton here on earth, he has a beautiful daughter that he will live in forever. He served our country proud, just as he wanted, and he fought til the bitter end, i love you Wes, and Kim, Ted, Britt, your always in my heart, no matter what happens, no matter the distance, i love you"
Bridget of Knoxville, TN

"Memorial by Troop Commander 18 Oct 05
Good afternoon and welcome. Once again, I as the commander of Knife Troop stand before you to say farewell to one of our fallen soldiers. It is with the deepest sorrow and sympathy for his family and friends that I pay respect with all of you to Knife Troop’s SGT Robert Wesley Tucker of Celina, Tennessee.

Upon notification of our pending deployment orders to Iraq in May 2004, 1SG Terry Melton and myself traveled to Ft Knox, Kentucky where there were several of our soldiers attending basic and advanced training. One of these soldiers was Private First Class Tucker. I remember meeting Wes in the Battalions mess facility with his head shaved and wearing a new woodland set of BDU’s. His remarks were crisp and with that tone of respect that had carried over from his up-bringing in the hills of Tennessee. During the brief meeting Wes displayed both confidence and mannerisms of a true quiet professional. I knew he would make a model soldier.

During mobilization at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Wes was presented with an easy way out of our deployment if he so chose to accept it. He had a medical condition which the doctors had stated may require Wes to forgo training and return back to the state of Tennessee for possible release from the National Guard. On numerous occasions I had spoken to Wes with his chain of command present and at times just the two of us. We talked about family and friends and the impending deployment. We talked about what this deployment meant for all of us and how it would change our lives forever. Completion of such a deployment would bring a tremendous amount of pride and accomplishment for a select few from our state to actually go into harms way for our families, fellow statesman, and our country. Fortunately, for all that know him, Wes informed me that he was going to go to Iraq and that no doctor was going to tell him otherwise. This decision was based on true values and what was important to Wes. Although a new family was in the making after his recent marriage, Wes knew that closure to something that he started was paramount to anything else he would ever be faced with during his lifetime. It was extremely important to him to finish what he started and that was evident in everything he accomplished.

Wes was always a pleasure to be around and he had a funny sense of humor which made many laugh. He was a devoted family man who loved his wife and new born daughter, Cameron very much. He knows they will be taken care of by his family and our extended families and friends back home. It is that caring attitude seen throughout our communities that makes the families of Knife Troop and the 278th what it is today.

Some will always ask why did Wes have to go? Why him? Why here in this country? Wes was doing what he compelled himself to do and was accomplishing it to the best of his ability. He will always be remembered as a soldier’s soldier who never compromised his integrity for the easy wrong over the hard right. Wes, you will be truly missed and you will be eternally safe while soaring with Vic and Joey who continue to watch over us. Continue to keep the remaining members of our Troop and Task Force’s safe as we remain vigilant over the next several weeks.

God Bless, for you will be sorely missed…………………..my brother."
CPT Paul Shannon, Commander K/3/278th of FOB O'Ryan, Iraq

"To the Tucker Family,
My family extends our thoughts and prayers to you during this time of sadness. No words can ease the pain, but we hope you find some comfort in knowing that ROBERT will always be remembered as a HERO. It takes a special kind of person to be an American Soldier, and he gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our safety and freedom and for that we will be forever grateful to him and to your family.

May God Bless You and help you through this time."
Sharon & Craig Erwin of Oregon, United States of America

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness,
and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief.
Our nations HERO, Robert will be remembered by name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless you ALWAYS.
Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"robert thank you for serving our great country. an especially, for being a military brother to our son. men like you made it easier for us not to worry. for we knew you all be wacthing over one another. that special band of brotherhood and sisterhood that made's the AMERICAN soldier's the best in the world. Robert you have not died in vain; you are a HERO! your have touched many hearts to those in your family, friends, neighbor's, those in your community and your military family. all shares very precious times with you. that you will never ever be forgotten ROBERT. as i remember you today, tomorrow and always. to your family reach out to your community and the political leaders in your community TODAY. request a street be named in Roberts honored. so those in your community will never ever forget ROBERT served for his community, county, state and country. an he is the elite of AMERICANS. unselfishly, serving his country. while hundreds of millions of AMERICAN do nothing for his or her country. GOD BLESS!"
leonard t. wahl of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Thank you Robert Tucker, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Spc. Robert Tucker:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Robert for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Spc. Robert Tucker:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Robert, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on