September 5, 1923 -- Yokohama, Japan
The U.S. Asiatic Fleet arrives at Yokohama, Japan, to provide medical assistance and supplies after the Great Kanto Earthquake, occuring just days prior. On 1 Sepember, Lieutenant Junior Grade Thomas J. Ryan rescued a woman from the burning Grand Hotel in Yokohama. For his "extraordinary heroism" on that occassion, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Published: Fri Jul 24 07:31:00 EDT 2020