|John James Doran|
|Born||July 6, 1864|
|Died||February 16, 1904(aged 39)|
|Place of birth||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Place of death||Fall River, Massachusetts|
|Place of burial||Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1884–1904|
USS Marblehead (C-11)|
USS Montgomery (C-9)
*Battle of Guantanamo Bay
*Battle of Cienfuegos
*Battle of Fort Cayo del Toro
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, enlisted in the Navy February 8, 1884 and served continuously until his death while serving as chief master-at-arms in USS Montgomery (C-9). He received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary bravery and coolness under heavy fire from the enemy while cutting the cables leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 11, 1898.
Two ships, USS Doran, were named for him. An elementary school in Fall River, Massachusetts is also named for him, as was a former second annex school to the first.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
On board the USS Marblehead (C-11) during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Doran set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
- ↑ "A list of Spanish American War Veterans buried in Massachusetts". spanamwar.com. http://www.spanamwar.com/Massachusettsgraves.html. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
- "John James Doran". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7867622. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
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