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RIP PFC Thomas L. Tucker...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    "Our son, as far as we're concerned, he has died for the freedom of everybody in the United States," Tucker's father, Wes Tucker, said in an interview on Wednesday. He talked with pride about his son's enthusiasm and devotion to his work, but while he was grieving, he said he also understood that his son was a soldier in a war.
    "Our son was there doing a job. The people over there that did this, they are sons and they're doing their job," he said. "I'm not trying to be cold, I love my son dearly, but they're doing their job."
    His mother, Margarett Tucker, said the work was important to her son. "That was very important to him, that people look up to him and know that he had done something worthwhile," she said. (1)

    Private Tucker said in a voice mail message from Iraq, that his mother saved and released to the public, "Just going on a little vacation and I will be back before you know it." (2)

    As sung by Hard-Fi

    I've got to go, but what a prize to give
    Package deal to the sun, everything is inclusive
    where bullet holes scar the minarets
    smoke on the horizon a beautiful sunset

    Going on my Middle Eastern holiday
    Give me a gun, I hope I see my mum again
    Going on my middle eastern holiday
    Been gone so long, I hope I'm coming home some day
    We can fight, we can fight

    I'm 21, meanwhile back at home
    My friends are out tonight all drinking and dancing
    I've got a girl, is she missing me?
    Watching out for me on the news on TV


    Back at home, politicians sit
    Over lunch discussing this
    In the desert the fuse is lit, I'm the one who has to deal with it

    He's got a gun, bullets meant for me
    Time seems to stand still I'm so scared I can't speak
    I'm flying home, above everything
    I don't understand why is it my mothers crying?

    Going on my Middle Eastern holiday
    Give me a gun, I hope I see my mum again
    Going on my Middle Eastern holiday
    Top up the tan, fight for the man going far away
    Far away...

    1. http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=87005

    2. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/21/us/21relatives.html?_r=5&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=login

    3. http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Middle-Eastern-Holiday-lyrics-Hard-Fi/02EF36730D2B3423482570E00012A9B7
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    A parent must feel that way... must, to block the trauma of such a waste of life.
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