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Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes - McDuffie County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 28.183 W 082° 30.267
17S E 360203 N 3704374
Quick Description: This marker to Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes is located in the lawn of the McDuffie County Courthouse, on Min St, Thomson, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2017 1:58:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMWF02
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:

Rear Admiral
Richard Ellington Hawes

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.

Erected by
Rear Admiral Richard E. Hawes
Post 7778, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
1997

Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: None

Date: 1997

Sponsor: Rear Admiral Richard E. Hawes Post 7778, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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