Tomich, Peter

Tomich, Peter

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.

Birth Date Jun 03, 1893
Service Branch U.S. Navy See More >
Division USS Utah (BB-16)
Conflict World War II See More >
Date Of Action Dec 07, 1941
Location and Details Pearl Habor, Territory of Hawaii
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