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James Patrick Lannon

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Years of service  1902 - 1947
Name  James Lannon
Service/branch  United States Navy
Rank  Rear Admiral
Died  March 13, 1953
Battles and wars  World War I, World War II
James Patrick Lannon
Born  October 12, 1878 Alexandria, Virginia (1878-10-12)
Buried at  Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Battles/wars  World War I World War II
Education  United States Naval Academy
Place of burial  Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States
Awards  Medal of Honor, Navy Cross

James Patrick Lannon (October 12, 1878 – March 13, 1953) was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1902.

He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914. He was awarded the Navy Cross for service as commanding officer of USS Nashville (PG-7) in the Mediterranean Sea during World War I, served in World War II, and retired in 1947. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Medal of Honor citation

Lannon was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1915.

Citation: "For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Lt. Lannon assisted a wounded man under heavy fire, and after returning to his battalion was himself desperately wounded."

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James Patrick Lannon Wikipedia


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