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John Flannagan
Born 1852
Place of birth Ireland
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Boatswain's Mate
Unit USS Supply
Awards Medal of Honor

John Flannagan (born 1852, date of death missing) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

BiographyEdit

Born in 1852 in Ireland, Flannagan immigrated to the United States and joined the Navy from New York. By October 26, 1878, he was serving as a boatswain's mate on the USS Supply. On that day, while Supply was off the coast of Le Havre, France, he rescued Seaman David Walsh from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.[1]

Flannagan's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

Serving on board the U.S.S. Supply, Flannagan rescued from drowning David Walsh, seaman, off Le Havre, France, 26 October 1878.[1]

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