Brookneal family of U.S. Marines receives holiday surprise

BROOKNEAL, Va. – A local family of Veterans got a wonderful holiday surprise on Thursday night.

We first told you about a Brookneal mom of four Marines on Tuesday. She’s been fighting to get her son the health care he needs for the last 16 years.

Help is finally on the way and Thanksgiving dinner at the Tucker house will hold a special meaning.

“I was just very happy to get that call,” Lynn Tucker said. “I let you know and I’m still a little dumbfounded.”

Tucker is talking about the life-changing call she got Wednesday from the Salem VA. Her oldest son, Ben, was a 21-year-old Marine when a four-wheeling accident left him with a permanent brain injury.