Scott, Robert R

Scott, Robert R

For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. The compartment, in the U.S.S. California, in which the air compressor, to which Scott was assigned as his battle station, was flooded as the result of a torpedo hit. The remainder of the personnel evacuated that compartment but Scott refused to leave, saying words to the effect “This is my station and I will stay and give them air as long as the guns are going.’‘

Place of Birth OH See More >
Birth Date Jul 13, 1915
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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