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Thomas J. Ryan

Thomas J. Ryan

Medal of Honor Recipient

Medal of Honor
  • Born: 5 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rank: Ensign
  • Organization: United States Navy
  • Accredited To: Louisiana

Citation

 

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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