c. 32 BBY
Tucker was the nickname of a clone trooper pilot in the Republic Navy and Blue Squadron during the Clone Wars. His callsign for Blue Squadron was "Blue Five", meaning he was the fifth pilot in his unit. He fought in many space battles and was an experienced pilot. His squadron was under the command of Anakin Skywalker, making their squadron an experienced one.
In 22 BBY, during the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker was sent to Ryloth to liberate the Twi'leks from Separatist leader Wat Tambor. Because he was under General Skywalker, Tucker was also shipped out to Ryloth. The first part of the battle was a space battle against Captain Mar Tuuk. This time, Blue Squadron was led by Ahsoka Tano out to battle, an inexperienced squadron leader. Some of the members had some doubts, but orders were orders.
After flying out of the hanger bay in the Resolute, Blue Squadron engaged Vulture droid fighters in combat. In the middle of the fight, four more cruisers came out of hyperspace to join the Separatists in their defense. The commanding officers on the Venator-class star destroyers saw them and ordered Blue Squadron to fall back, only to have Commander Tano disobey orders and continue battling, thinking she could win. The Separatist cruisers fired harder than ever and Blue Squadron sustained severe casualties. Eventually, almost all of Blue Squadron was wiped out before Tano left for cover. Tucker was one of these troopers that died after his ship was hit by laser fire from a vulture droid.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
- "Storm Over Ryloth" episode guide on starwars.com
- Tucker on Wookieepedia