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CMOHS.org - Ensign RYAN, THOMAS JOHN, U.S. Navy

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RYAN, THOMAS JOHN

Rank: Ensign
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 5 August 1901, New Orleans, La.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Louisiana
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Date of Issue: 03/15/1924
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Place / Date: Yokohama, Japan, 1 September 1923
 
 


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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. (Medal presented by President Coolidge at the White House on 15 March 1924.)