Daniel Augustus Joseph Sullivan
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
at Charleston, South Carolina, July 31, 1884, he earned the Medal of Honor
during World War I while serving as an Ensign aboard the USS Chrstabel
on May 21, 1918.
He died on January 27, 1941 and was buried
in Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Eva Tilton Sullivan
(July 4, 1877 - December 1, 1973), is buried with him.
Rank and organization: Ensign, U.S. Naval Reserve Force. Born: 31 July 1884, Charleston, South Carolina. Appointed from: South Carolina.
For extraordinary heroism as an officer of
the U.S.S. Cristabel in conflict with an enemy submarine on 21 May 1918.
As a result of the explosion of a depth bomb dropped near the submarine,
the Christabel was so badly shaken that a number of depth charges which
had been set for firing were thrown about the deck and there was imminent
danger that they would explode. Ens. Sullivan immediately fell on the depth
charges and succeeded in securing them, thus saving the ship from disaster,
which would inevitably have caused great loss of life.
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
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