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James Jonas Madison
Birth: May 20, 1884
Death: Dec. 25, 1922

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve Force. His citation reads "For execptionally heroic service in a position of great responsibility as commanding officer of the USS Ticonderoga, when, on 4 October 1918, that vessel was attacked by an enemy submarine and was sunk after a prolonged and gallant resistance. The submarine opened fire at a range of 500 yards, the first shot taking effect on the bridge and forecastle, one of the two forward guns of the Ticonderoga being disabled by the second shot. The fire was returned and the fight continued for nearly two hours. Lt. Comdr. Madison was severely wounded early in the fight, but caused himself to be placed in a chair on the bridge and continued to direct the fire and to maneuver the ship. When the order was finally given to abandon the sinking ship, he became unconscious from loss of blood, but was lowered into a lifeboat and was saved, with 31 others, out of a total number of 236 on board." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Fairview Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fairview
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section G, Block 9, Plot 22
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7197148
James Jonas Madison
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James Jonas Madison
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James Jonas Madison
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