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First Name: James

Last Name: Lannon

Birthplace: Alexandria, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Patrick

Date of Birth: 12 October 1878

Date of Death: 13 March 1953

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served: 1902 - 1947
James Patrick Lannon

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


James Patrick Lannon

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Rear Admiral James Patrick Lannon (12 October 1878 - 13 March 1953) was a U.S. Navy officer who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz. He was awarded the Navy Cross for service as commanding officer of USS Nashville (PG-7) in the Mediterranean Sea during World War I, and also served in World War II.

James Patrick Lannon was born on 12 October 1878 in Alexandria, VA. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1902.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Citation: 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.

He retired from the Navy in 1947.

Medals and Awards

Medal of Honor
Navy Cross

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral James Patrick Lannon died on 13 March 1953. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 8, Grave 6410-B.

Honoree ID: 2011   Created by: MHOH




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