Historic Markers Across Georgia



Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes



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Location: Courthouse on Main St, Thomson, GA
County: McDuffie
Coordinates: N 33° 28.193    W 082° 30.275
  33.46988333    -82.50458333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWF02
Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes Marker  



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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



 

Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes


 

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