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World War I - U.S. Naval Reserve Force

Daniel A. Sullivan

  • Rank: Ensign (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Commander)
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Cristabel
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Naval Reserve Force
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 21, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: off western France
For extraordinary heroism as an officer of the U.S.S. Christabel in conflict with an enemy submarine on 21 May 1918. As a result of the explosion of a depth bomb dropped near the submarine, the Christabel was so badly shaken that a number of depth charges which had been set for firing were thrown about the deck and there was imminent danger that they would explode. Ens. Sullivan immediately fell on the depth charges and succeeded in securing them, thus saving the ship from disaster, which would inevitably have caused great loss of life.
Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel A. Sullivan
Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel A. Sullivan
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: South Carolina
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: July 31, 1884, Charleston, Charleston County, SC, United States
  • Died: January 27, 1941
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (8-5327-A), Arlington, VA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Special Collections, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

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