Lieutenant Junior Grade Thomas J. Ryan, Jr., USN
Photographed on 15 March 1924 at the White House after being presented the Medal of Honor by President Calvin Coolidge. He received the award for extraordinary heroism in rescuing a woman from the Grand Hotel at Yokohama, Japan, which was on fire after the Great Kanto earthquake, 1 September 1923. He was then attached to the American Embassy at Tokyo, Japan. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.