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CMOHS.org - Radio Electrician (Warrant Officer) REEVES, THOMAS JAMES, U.S. Navy

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REEVES, THOMAS JAMES

Rank: Radio Electrician (Warrant Officer)
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 9 December 1895, Thomaston, Conn.
Departed: Yes
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Accredited To: Connecticut
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Citation

For distinguished conduct in the line of his profession, extraordinary courage and disregard of his own safety during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. After the mechanized ammunition hoists were put out of action in the U.S.S. California, Reeves, on his own initiative, in a burning passageway, assisted in the maintenance of an ammunition supply by hand to the antiaircraft guns until he was overcome by smoke and fire, which resulted in his death.