The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*SCOTT, ROBERT R.
Rank and Organization:: Machinist's Mate First
Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 13 July 1915, Massillon, Ohio. Accredited to
For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own
life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor by
Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. The compartment, in the U.S.S. California, in which
the air compressor, to which Scott was assigned as his battle station, was flooded as the
result of a torpedo hit. The remainder of the personnel evacuated that compartment but
Scott refused to leave, saying words to the effect "This is my station and I will
stay and give them air as long as the guns are going.''
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