Monday, April 1, 2019

Medal of Honor Monday: Peter Tomich

"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." 

From WT Tomich's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on 18 May 2006.
May you be at peace,

The Steam Propulsion Training Facility at Naval Station Great Lakes, Il
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Headquarters Conference Room in Washington, D.C., is named the Peter Tomich Conference Center.

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