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James Patrick Lannon
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
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Born: 12 October 1878, Alexandria, Virginia
Rank: Lieutenant
Organization: Unites States Navy
Accredited To: Virginia
Other Navy Award: Navy Cross
Medal of Honor.  Rank and organization: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Born: 12 October 1878, Alexandria, Virginia. Accredited to: Virginia. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.

Other Navy award: Navy Cross.

Citation:

For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. Lieutenant Lannon assisted a wounded man under heavy fire, and after returning to his battalion was himself desperately wounded.



Lannon, James Patrick
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Nashville
Date Of Action: World War I

Citation:

The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander James Patrick Lannon, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Nashville, engaged in the important exacting and hazardous duty of escorting mercantile convoys in the Mediterranean Sea through waters infested with enemy submarines.

Other Award: Medal of Honor (Vera Cruz, Mexico)



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.

JP Lannon USNA PHOTO
United States Naval Academy Photo

He served at sea and shore stations, US, Europe, Asia, 1902-45. Retired from active service in  1947. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, the Purple Heart, Navy War Cross (Italy). Roman Catholic.

Address: Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Admiral Lannon died March 13, 1953, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery (Section 8, Grave 6289).



We have both the Father and Son interred at Arlington National Cemetery. The headstone you show in your web site is that of the Son who is not a Medal of Honor recipient. His Father who is interred in Sec 8 Grave 6410-B is the MOH. His gravesite is marked by a private headstone. I will correct the son's headstone ASAP.
John Metzler, 29 August 2006.

JP Lannon Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Couresy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006

JP Lannon Gravesite PHOTO August 2006



LANNON, JAMES PATRICK
R/ADM USN
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/12/1878
DATE OF DEATH: 03/13/1953
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 6410-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

LANNON, JAMES PATRICK II
ENSIGN   US NAVY
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/22/1920
DATE OF DEATH: 10/20/1944
BURIED AT: SECTION 8  SITE 6289
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Updated: 30 September 2000 Updated: 15 March 2003 Updated: 30 January 2006 Updated: 23 August 2006 Updated: 29 August 2006
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