b. 1851 Waterbury, Connecticut. d. 16/12/1933 Staten Island, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 04/03/1876 Norfolk, Virginia.
Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the US Navy in Connecticut and served as a Ordinary Seaman.He died in Sailor's Snug Harbor Hospital, Staten Island, New York, after being admitted on and off for over 30 years.
Serving on board the USS Harford, Ryan displayed gallant conduct in jumping overboard at Norfolk, VA, and rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel, 4 March 1876
BURIAL LOCATION: OLD ST JOSEPH'S CEMETERY, WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT.
Section L, Lot 19
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