Remarks on Presenting the Congressional Medal of Honor to Commander Claude A. Jones.
IT GIVES ME great pleasure to present to you this medal in recognition of your courageous and highly commendable action.
Note: The President spoke at presentation ceremonies at the White House. Commander Jones was decorated for extraordinary heroism during a hurricane off Santo Domingo on August 29, 1916.
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Herbert Hoover, Remarks on Presenting the Congressional Medal of Honor to Commander Claude A. Jones. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207408