Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes

Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes (HM15GN)

Location: Thomson, GA 30824 McDuffie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 28.183', W 82° 30.267'

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1894 - 1968

Rear Admiral Richard E. Hawes has long been revered as a distinguished native son of Thomson-McDuffie County, Georgia. Admiral Hawes is remembered for his exceptionally heroic and meritorious service while performing his duty in the United States Navy during the period June 1917 to December 1952. His outstanding leadership and loyal devotion to the combined concepts of naval and submarine operations contributed immeasurably to the defense of his nation over a span of 35 tumultuous years. He was twice awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry and was Commanding Officer of the USS Pigeon, the only surface warship to receive two Presidential Unit Citations during World War II. The national defense of the United States of America continues to be strengthened by his legacy of leadership. A grateful nation has named the USS Hawes, a guided missile frigate, in his honor. A mainstay in the ranks of America's naval ships, the USS Hawes is testimony to the personal involvement and unique achievements of Admiral Hawes during peace and war.
HM NumberHM15GN
Year Placed1997
Placed ByRear Admiral Richard E. Hawes Post 7778, Veterans of Foreign Wars
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 360203 N 3704374
Decimal Degrees33.46971667, -82.50445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 28.183', W 82° 30.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 28' 10.98" N, 82° 30' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 353 Main St, Thomson GA 30824, US
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