COX Raymond Edward Tucker

Unknown Sailor

COX Raymond Edward Tucker

Raymond Edward Tucker was born Sept. 19, 1918 in Winslow, a railway town of about 1,000 residents in far southwest Indiana. His father, Chester Tucker, was a miner, and his mother, Maude Bryant Tucker, a homemaker.

The son completed the 8th grade and enlisted in the Navy on Oct. 12, 1937. He was a coxswain and petty officer third class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

Mr. Tucker was survived by his widow, Enida Cova Black Tucker, a housekeeper, and their year-old daughter, Sharon.


Sources: the Evansville (Indiana) Press; Indiana birth certificates; Census; Navy muster roll. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.

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