Madras soldier’s message: ‘Be proud of me, Mom’
KTVZ.com – Central Oregon's Local News – Family issues statement as search for captives continues
"Be proud of me. Mom, I'm defending my country." That was the phone message Pfc. Thomas Tucker left his Madras parents on their answering machine recently. Now, the Central Oregon native is one of two U.S. soldiers possibly being held captive by al Qaida terrorists.