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b. 11/09/1872 New York.  d. 17/12/1922 New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.

 

Hoban was born September 11, 1872 in New York City, New York and after entering the navy was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the U.S.S. Nashville as a coxswain.

 

On May 11, 1898 the Nashville was given the task of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba. During the operation and facing heavy enemy fire, Hoban continued to perform his duties throughout this action.

 

MOH 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: CALVARY CEMETERY, WOODSIDE, NEW YORK.

Section 40, Range 20, Plot G, Grave 15 [unmarked]

Thomas Hoban

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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