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  • "The small Wyche ranch in Northern Arizona"?

    That's where Forrest says it was, in "Cultures on Top of Cultures" in OUAW.

    I can find no record of Tucker Wyche in Arizona. The only Tucker Wyches I've found are Tucker Shackelford Wyche, Sr. and Jr., and both from Temple, Texas. That's where they're buried, too. Tucker Wyche, Sr. (1888-1953) served in WWI and received a Silver Star, but I haven't found any military record for Tucker Wyche, Jr. (1925-1992) who would have been of an age to be on Iwo Jima as Forrest says.

    Wonder what's up with that... at any rate, here's another Silver Star for the collection:

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    Edit to add link:​
    Last edited by Gunrunner; 05-24-2023, 09:54 PM.

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    Tucker Wyche, Sr.'s father built a schoolhouse on his property:

    Founded A Community
    The Wyche school was named for John S. Wyche, who came to Deaf Smith from Castro County in 1895. He hauled the lumber for the first school house from Amarillo and had it built on his land in 1899. School was held only through the three summer months for the first few years.
    Two years later the building was moved to the road two miles west of the first location. In June 1917, R. R. Sherman donated a two-acre tract, and a new school house was built. The original building was moved back to the Wyche place.
    John Stapler Wyche, Sr., was born at Dalton, Georgia, on June 7, 1850 and was married to Miss Zuelieka Virginia Tucker at Terrell, Tex., in December, 1885. Mrs. Wyche was a school teacher and the daughter of Gen. W. F. Tucker of Okolona, Miss.
    From Royce City, near Dallas, the Wyches moved by wagon to Castro County in 1892. They were members of the Methodist Church. Wyche died at their home east of Hereford in 1922 and Mrs. Wyche died on Feb. 9, 1929.
    The Wyches were parents of: John S. Wyche, Jr., Lamar, Colo.; Miss Nellie Lee Wyche, Fort Worth; Jennie Wyche Hellams, Terrell; and Tucker S. Wyche, Temple. (A History of Deaf Smith County, by Bessie Patterson, 1964 ; transcribed by R. Ramos)


    • #3
      "When war is rife, and danger's nigh,
      'God and soldiers' 's all the cry.
      When the war is o'er, and the danger righted,
      God is forgotten, and the soldier slighted."​

      Here is the essay by Augustus Allen Hayes in which this poem appears:
      "An Unwritten Chapter of the Late War"

      It's beginning to look like Forrest has a bone to pick with somebody.