Holdin’ court with jovial World War II Private Bud Tucker

Overlooked Berrien County World War II hero Bud Tucker colorfully examines his hardscrabble upbringing, stint as a replacement infantry private in Worms, Germany, and growing tobacco and corn in a far-reaching conversation. Upon his discharge from Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida, Pvt. Tucker made his way back to home sweet home in Alapaha, Georgia. Here he is seen looking quite dashing with black curly hair and a million-watt smile in 1946. Image Credit: The Bud Tucker Collection

Alapaha, Georgia, resident Bud Tucker generally doesn’t prefer to sit back and contemplate his compelling stint as a replacement infantry private during the waning days of World War II in Worms, Germany. But over the course of a thorough interview saluting his April 4, 1925, birthday, the lifelong tobacco and corn farmer’s lust for life became readily apparent. I was floored to discover that…

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Jeremy Roberts

Jeremy Roberts

Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net