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Thomas James Reeves
Birth: Dec. 9, 1895
Thomaston
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1941
Pearl City
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve as Electrician third class on July 20, 1917. He served until discharged August 21, 1921, and on October 12, 1921 he reenlisted in the Navy making it his career. He was serving as Chief Radioman on the Battleship "USS California" when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. During that attack the mechanized ammunition hoists in the battleship were put out of commission. Chief Reeves, 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. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor which was accredited to the state of Connecticut. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Reeves (1850 - 1938)
  Mary A. O'Reilly Reeves (1858 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Reeves (1880 - 1894)*
  Rosetta Reeves (1882 - 1905)*
  Joseph Lawrence Reeves (1885 - 1972)*
  Leo Reeves (1889 - 1967)*
  William Reeves (1892 - 1954)*
  Thomas James Reeves (1895 - 1941)
  Frederick Reeves (1898 - 1970)*
  John Reeves (1900 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Section A, Grave 884
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 04, 2003
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Thomas James Reeves
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