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Robert Raymond Scott
Birth: Jul. 13, 1915
Massillon
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1941

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Machinist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism on board the U.S.S. California when it was hit by Japanese planes in the suprise attack on December 7, 1941. His official CMOH citation reads as follows: For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. The compartment, in the U.S.S. California, in which the air compressor, to which Scott was assigned as his battle station, was flooded as the result of a torpedo hit. The remainder of the personnel evacuated that compartment but Scott refused to leave, saying words to the effect "This is my station and I will stay and give them air as long as the guns are going." (bio by: Forbin01) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 34, Grave 3939, Map grid 15/16 W/X
 
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Record added: Jul 23, 1999
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