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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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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