Reeves, Thomas James

Reeves, Thomas James

For distinguished conduct in the line of his profession, extraordinary courage and disregard of his own safety during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. After the mechanized ammunition hoists were put out of action in the U.S.S. California, Reeves, on his own initiative, 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.

Place of Birth CT See More >
Birth Date Dec 09, 1895
Service Branch U.S. Navy See More >
Division USS California (BB-44)
Conflict World War II See More >
Date Of Action Dec 07, 1941
Location and Details Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii
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