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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James P. Lannon

1878 - 1953

 

— Alexandria —

 
James P. Lannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. James P. Lannon Marker
Inscription.  
Rear Admiral James Patrick Lannon graduated the U.S. Naval Academy in 1902. He received the Medal of Honor in 1914 for actions in the U.S. occupation of Veracruz. The Medal is the U.S.A.'s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty, and awarded by the President in the name of Congress to military personnel only.

Lannon was awarded the Navy Cross during World War I and also served in World War II. The Navy Cross is the second highest military decoration for valor awarded to a member of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard for extraordinary heroism in combat.
 
Erected by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesWar, World IWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients, the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Virginia Legends Walk series lists.
 
Location. 36° 50.488′ N, 75° 

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58.428′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secretariat (here, next to this marker); Claude V. Ricketts (here, next to this marker); L. Douglas Wilder (here, next to this marker); Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ralph Stanley (here, next to this marker); Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Arthur Ashe (here, next to this marker); Richard E. Byrd (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 28, 2021