He's being called a hero, but for those who knew him best, Chief Warrant Officer Theodore Church, or Tuc, was more than that.
For those who knew Tuc Church, the depth of his character was endless.
Church died along with his co-pilot in Iraq on Memorial Day.
“You know it will never be the same,” said Renee Culver, the family spokeswoman. “Memorial Day takes on an entirely new meaning.”
Families are left with a memory and a legacy. Church will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.