Georgia Tech Living History, Atlanta, GA Video June 7, 2019, 1:00pm

Videos by Georgia Tech Living History in Atlanta. The Georgia Tech Living History Program was founded to collect, preserve, and present the history of The Institute through the stories of her people.

Remembering WWII and D-Day - Captain Jim Tucker, ChE 1947

Remembering WWII and D-Day

Living History has been fortunate to be able to interview many alumni who were members of the Greatest Generation. Forty-one of them are still with us. This week we will post a video clip from five of them-one each day. We hope you will tune in and listen to their stories and share them with others as we remember our dear veterans,

Jim Tucker, ChE 1947, entered Tech as a Co-Op student and thoroughly enjoyed school and his job. He volunteered for the Advanced ROTC program in hopes of being able to stay in school longer but in no time at all he was in uniform and training in Aberdeen attending classes there. He did come back to Tech, then back to Aberdeen for OTS. In 1944, he left for the Philippines, as the CO of the 183rd Bomb Disposal Squad. He was in the Pacific Theater for two years, continually cleaning up explosives right into the Chosen peninsula on the east side of Tokyo Bay. Captain Tucker was then transferred to the 24th Division where he oversaw their move from Yokohama to the southern-most island. He returned to Tech in mid-1946, getting out in Dec of 1947. He had a long career in the pulp industry with various companies and in retirement was a volunteer for Georgia Agape, Inc.—a social services agency for foster children.

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