Tucker, Nion Robert, Jr., 1stLt

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First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 0302, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
Service Years
1943 - 1945
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State of Birth
California
California
Year of Birth
1921
 
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1st Lt Nion Robert Tucker, Jr.
B/1/28th Marines
Wounded in action (fragment, abdomen) at Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945; died of wounds February 25, 1945
   
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Silver Star
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant Nion R. Tucker, Jr. (MCSN: 0-25241), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Leader of a Rifle Platoon attached to Company B, First Battalion, Twenty-eighth Marines, FIFTH Marine Division in action against enemy Japanese forces during the seizure of Iwo Jima, in the Volcano Islands on 19 February 1945. Confronted by the enemy's solid coordinated system of defenses shortly after hitting the beach in the initial landing wave, First Lieutenant Tucker boldly led his unit in a frontal assault against strong fortifications delivering concentrated mortar, machine gun and artillery fire in the beach area and charging four pill boxes and an almost impregnable block house with fierce aggressiveness, succeeded in destroying all five of the enemy strong points as he advanced 300 yards across the beach. With his platoon reduced to one-third its original strength when he discovered that his company commander had become isolated with the remnants of another platoon and was lying seriously wounded under intense enemy fire approximately 400 yards to the left, he unhesitatingly led the remainder of his squad in a second assault, repeatedly exposing himself to the merciless blasts of deadly gun fire as he smashed through the surrounding pill boxes and reached the besieged group. Again risking his life to direct the last of his men into a position of comparative safety, he was fatally struck by a burst of shrapnel and collapsed where he stood. An able and inspiring leader, First Lieutenant Tucker by his daring tactics, cool decision and dauntless courage in the face of overwhelming odds aided materially in the reestablishment of his company. His valiant devotion to duty during this critical phase of the action was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: February 19, 1945
   
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  1944-1945, 0302, 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co



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 1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co Details

1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)/B Co
Type
Ground Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Parent Unit
1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)
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Company
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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2016
   
   
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201 Members Also There at Same Time
B Co

Mears, Dwayne E, Capt, (1941-1945) 3 0302 Captain
Mears, Dwayne E, Capt, (1941-1945) 3 0302 Captain
Mears, Dwayne E, Capt, (1941-1945) 3 0302 Captain
Delise, Mariano R, Cpl, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Eaddy, David Clifford, Cpl, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Miller, Thomas James, Cpl, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Corporal
Adams, Paul L, PFC, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Alcock, Elwin I, PFC, (1943-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Case, Charles Vern, PFC, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Nuthals, Floyd Joseph, PFC, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Private 1st Class
Elgin, George Lewis, Pvt, (1944-1945) 3 0311 Private
Hanson, Richard L, Pvt, (1945-1945) 3 0311 Private
Hope, James, Pvt, (1942-1945) 3 0311 Private
Cox, Gerald L, Sgt, (1940-1945) OF 737 Sergeant
Jones, Warren H, Sgt, (1942-1945) OF 737 Sergeant
Burroughs, Willard Charles, Cpl, (1942-1945) OF 604 Corporal
Dawson, Harry S, Cpl, (1942-1945) OF 737 Corporal
Hubert, Raymond J, Cpl, (1942-1945) OF 600 Corporal
Jacobson, Robert C, Cpl, (1943-1945) OF 746 Corporal
Ward, Donald F, Cpl, (1942-1945) OF 745 Corporal
Barton, Ralph Edward, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 745 Private 1st Class
Bechelli, Remo Arthur, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 745 Private 1st Class
Bilstein, Robert Royal, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 604 Private 1st Class
Braga, Russell V, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Brannon, John W., PFC, (1943-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Brashear, Edward Lee, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Butler, James A, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Butler, James A, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 533 Private 1st Class
Caldwell, Walter H, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 675 Private 1st Class
Cassell, Dale O, Pvt, (1943-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Clary, James D, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 737 Private 1st Class
Fingal, William D, PFC, (1944-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Gundersgaard, Lester O, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 607 Private 1st Class
Halas, Ludwig, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 745 Private 1st Class
Hummel, James J, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 745 Private 1st Class
Kurth, Desmond Gale, PFC, (1944-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Luchak, Willie J, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 737 Private 1st Class
McAllister, James L, PFC, (1942-1945) OF 675 Private 1st Class
Nelson, Boyd Bailey, PFC, (1941-1945) OF 607 Private 1st Class
Nelson, Boyd Bailey, PFC, (1941-1945) OF 607 Private 1st Class
Niedbalski, Leonard M, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Ryan, Wayne E, PFC, (1943-1945) OF 746 Private 1st Class
Thornton, George P., PFC, (1942-1945) OF 604 Private 1st Class
Cassell, Dale O, Pvt, (1943-1945) OF 746 Private
Miles, Jack, Pvt, (1944-1945) 8 0800 Private
Rogers, Lucien A, Pvt, (1944-1945) OF 605 Private
Strong, Carl M., Pvt, (1944-1945) OF 745 Private
Yost, Leslie Sterling, Pvt, (1944-1945) OF 604 Private
Prater, Elmer, MSgt, (1942-1962) 521 Private 1st Class
Csicsko, John, Sgt, (1942-1945) Sergeant
Gray, Iva L, PFC, (1943-1945) Private 1st Class
Lawlis, Elmer, PFC, (1945-1945) Private 1st Class
1st Bn, 28th Marine Regiment (1/28)

Tanner, Karl, 1stLt, (1942-1945) 3 0302 First Lieutenant
Prior, Robert Lee, 2ndLt, (1943-1945) 3 0302 Second Lieutenant
Towers, Francis F., 2ndLt, (1942-1945) 3 0301 Second Lieutenant
Kreiner, James E, PltSgt, (1929-1945) 3 0369 Platoon Sergeant
Santillo, Dominic, PltSgt, (1941-1945) 3 0369 Platoon Sergeant
Shoultz, Enoch Hugh, PltSgt, (1941-1945) 3 0311 Platoon Sergeant
Skinner, Boyd Franklin, Sgt, (1940-1945) 3 0335 Sergeant

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