About Landsman Paul Tobin
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Landsman Paul Tobin, United States Navy, for gallant and heroic conduct while serving on board the U.S.S. Plymouth, Hamburg Harbor, 3 July 1871. Jumping overboard at the imminent risk of his life, Landsman Tobin, with a comrade, rescued from drowning one of a party who was thrown from a shore boat into a four-knot running tide while the boat was coming alongside the ship.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 180 (October 10, 1872)
Action Date: July 3, 1871
Division: U.S.S. Plymouth