Francis T. Ryan
Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions in China.
June 13, 1900
Born with the name Frank Gallagher on April 6, 1862, in Massachusetts, Francis T. Ryan served in the Navy and fought in the Boxer Rebellion. He died June 14, 1927, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Ryan distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.