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Thomson in McDuffie County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes

1894 – 1968

 
 
Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
1. Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes Marker
Inscription. 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 1997 by Rear Admiral Richard E. Hawes Post 7778, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
Location. 33° 28.183′ N, 82° 30.267′ W. Marker is in Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie County. Marker is on
Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 14, 2011
2. Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes Marker
Main Street (Georgia Route 17) 0 miles north of McDuffie Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands on the lawn of the McDuffie County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Thomson GA 30824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Edward Watson (here, next to this marker); McDuffie and Columbia Counties Confederate Monument (here, next to this marker); McDuffie County (within shouting distance of this marker); Sen. Thomas E. Watson (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodman of the World Supreme Sacrifice Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); VFW Post 6672 KIA Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); VFW Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Thomas E. Watson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thomson.
 
Regarding Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes. A Wikipedia biography of Admiral Hawes is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Hawes

The USS Hawes was decommissioned in 2010.
 
Categories. Military
 
Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes image. Click for full size.
GeorgiaInfo (Galileo, the Digital Library of Georgia)
3. Rear Admiral Richard Ellington Hawes
USS Hawes (FFG 53) image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. USS Hawes (FFG 53)
A ship bearing Admiral Hawes' name is the only ship in the U.S. Naval Fleet which can fly the pirate flag. (Wikipedia)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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