"First Class Specialist Tommy Tucker, widely-known light heavyweight boxer, saved an ensign and two women from possible drowning in the Atlantic Ocean, Navy officers revealed. The three swimmers were sweptout by a strong undertow Sunday and Tucker went to their aid after hearing shouts. He towed the two women to safety and then went to the rescue of the Navy officer." AP 1942
Tucker, a naval air cadet, died in a plane crash during World War II at the Naval Air Station in Florida.