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CPO Peter Tomich

CPO Peter Tomich

Birth
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Death 7 Dec 1941 (aged 48)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 23094 · View Source
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Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. A Croatian immigrant, Peter Tomich was naturalized in 1918 and enlisted in the US Navy in 1919. He was in charge of the boiler room aboard the USS Utah at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. After the ship was torpedoed, Peter went down the hatch, got his men out from the sinking vessel, secured the boilers, and refused to leave his post as the Utah rolled over in the water. On March 4, 1942, Mr. Tomich was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by FDR. No one ever claimed the medal as no next of kin could be found. The medal, which has been displayed on ships and in government buildings and museums, is now being shown at the Washington Navy Yard Museum.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23094
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPO Peter Tomich (3 Jun 1893–7 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23094, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .