February 27, 1951 – November 22, 2019
U.S. Army – Tuskegee Airman – Triple Nickle Black Paratrooper Home Going Service for Mr. Edward Tuggle Jr.
Friday, December 6th – 9am -9pm
7pm Military honors “Last Duties of your Station”
Followed by Poppy presentation
James H. Cole Home for Funerals – Blvd Chapel
2624 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48208
Saturday, December 7th
Family Hour 11:00 am – Funeral Service 12:00 pm
U.S. Army Military Honors 12:00 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1000 Elliot Detroit, MI 48201
Dinner will be held in the church rectory after the service
Online Guestbook available at: https://jameshcolefh.frontrunnerpro.com/book-of-memories/4043327/Tuggle-Edward/index.php
Edward Martin Tuggle was born to Edward and Mattie Tuggle on February 27, 1951 in Detroit, MI and was one of six children. He graduated from Martin Luther King High School and attended Eastern Michigan University. He was drafted into the Army in 1971, where he served as a paratrooper, military police officer, cook and fought in the Vietnam War.
Mr. Tuggle was dedicated to honoring and helping other veterans through his longtime work with the Vietnam Veterans of America, #Chapter 9 and as president of the Triple Nickel, an elite group of African American paratroopers. As a longtime VVA Chapter #9 member, he helped secure donations for the chapter’s law enforcement luncheon, Brother Joe’s program to feed and clothe the homeless. He was also a member of the Metro Detroit Veterans Parade Coalition.
Mr. Tuggle was a loyal supporter of the Detroit Fishing Derby both as a volunteer and through fundraising and guest bartending for donations. He served the citizens through his work in the Wayne County Office of Veterans Affairs as a staffer in the City of Detroit Human Rights office. He was a dedicated member of Council President Brenda Jones’ Military and Veterans Affairs Task Force.
Mr. Tuggle was fiercely loyal, both as a political field operative and also to his family and friends.
Mr. Tuggle went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 23, 2019. He will always be remembered and dearly missed. God Speed our dear friend.