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The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the

Medal of Honor

to

 

TOBIN, PAUL

Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Birth: Plybin, France. Entered Service at: Brest, France. G.O. No.: 180, 10 October 1872.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Plymouth, Hamburg Harbor, 3 July 1871. Jumping overboard at the imminent risk of his life, Tobin, with a comrade, rescued from drowning one of a party who was thrown from a shore boat into a 4-knot running tide while the boat was coming alongside the ship.

 

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