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James Patrick Lannon

Date of birth: October 12, 1878
Date of death: March 13, 1953
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Virginia, Alexandria
Home of record: Alexandria Virginia

James Lannon graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1902. He retired as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Dominican Republic Occupation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant James Patrick Lannon, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in battle during the engagement of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 22 April 1914. Lieutenant Lannon assisted a wounded man under heavy fire, and after returning to his battalion was himself desperately wounded.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 177 (December 4, 1915)

Action Date: 22-Apr-14

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander James Patrick Lannon, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. NASHVILLE, engaged in the important exacting and hazardous duty of escorting mercantile convoys in the Mediterranean Sea through waters infested with enemy submarines.

Action Date: World War I

Service: Navy

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Nashville