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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Hoban

Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: NY

Date of Birth: 11 September 1872

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Thomas Hoban

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Thomas Hoban

Coxswain, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Coxswain Thomas Hoban (11 September 1872 - unknown) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Thomas Hoban was born 11 September 1872 in New York City, NY. After entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Nashville.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Hoban displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Honoree ID: 1895   Created by: MHOH




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