The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Chief Watertender, U.S.
Navy. Born: 3 June 1893, Prolog, Austria. Accredited To: New Jersey.
For distinguished conduct in the line of his profession, and extraordinary courage and
disregard of his own safety, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by the
Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Although realizing that the ship was capsizing, as a
result of enemy bombing and torpedoing, Tomich remained at his post in the engineering
plant of the U.S.S. Utah, until he saw that all boilers were secured and all fireroom
personnel had left their stations, and by so doing lost his own life .
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