Historical records matching Lt. James P. Lannon, Medal of Honor
About Lt. James P. Lannon, Medal of Honor
For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Lt. Lannon assisted a wounded man under heavy fire, and after returning to his battalion was himself desperately wounded.
James Patrick Lannon (October 12, 1878 – March 13, 1953) was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1902.
He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914. He was awarded the Navy Cross for service as commanding officer of USS Nashville (PG-7) in the Mediterranean Sea during World War I, served in World War II, and retired in 1947. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Born at Alexandria, Virginia, October 12, 1878. He graduated from the Untied States Naval Academy in 1902. he was commissioned an Ensign, 1904, and advanced through grades to Rear Admiral, 1942.