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Spanish-American War - U.S. Navy

John James Doran

  • Rank: Boatswain's Mate Second Class (Highest Rank: Chief Master-At-Arms)
  • Conflict/Era: Spanish-American War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Marblehead
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 11, 1898
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cienfuegos, Cuba
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Doran set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Medal of Honor Recipient John J. Doran
Medal of Honor Recipient John J. Doran
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: July 6, 1864, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
  • Died: February 16, 1904, Santiago, Cuba
  • Buried: St. Patrick's Cemetery (MH) (6-251), Fall River, MA, United States

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