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 Thomas John Ryan

Thomas John Ryan

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 28 Jan 1970 (aged 68)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 34, Lot 80-A-1
Memorial ID 20729 · View Source
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US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery with serving as an Ensign in the United States Navy at Yokohama, Japan, on September 1, 1923. His citation reads "For heroism in effecting the rescue of a woman from the burning Grand Hotel, Yokohama, Japan, on 1 September 1923. Following the earthquake and fire which occurred in Yokohama on 1 September, Ens. Ryan, with complete disregard for his own life, extricated a woman from the Grand Hotel, thus saving her life. His heroic conduct upon this occasion reflects the greatest credit on himself and on the U.S. Navy, of which he is a part".

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas John Ryan (5 Aug 1901–28 Jan 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20729, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .