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CMOHS.org - Lieutenant HOBSON, RICHMOND PEARSON, U.S. Navy

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HOBSON, RICHMOND PEARSON

Rank: Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 17 August 1870, Greensboro, Ala.
Departed: Yes
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Date of Issue: 04/29/1933
Accredited To: New York
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Citation

In connection with the sinking of the U.S.S. Merrimac at the entrance to the fortified harbor of Santiago de Cuba, 3 June 1898. Despite persistent fire from the enemy fleet and fortifications on shore, Lt. Hobson distinguished himself by extraordinary courage and carried out this operation at the risk of his own personal safety.