The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HOBSON, RICHMOND PEARSON
Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Born: 17 August
1870, Greensboro, Ala. Accredited to: New York. (Medal presented by President, 29
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.
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