|Born||September 11, 1872|
|Place of birth||New York City, New York|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
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.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 11 September 1872, New York, N.Y.. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
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.
- "Thomas Hoban". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=2955. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
- "Spanish American War Centennial website". The Cutting of the Cables at Cienfuegos. 2008. http://www.spanamwar.com/ceinfuegosgen.htm. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
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