ENC(SS) John Daniel Horan, USN (ret), died on 29 April 2009 at the Westerly
Hospital, Westerly, Connecticut, at the age
of 89. Burial is at St. Mary Cemetery, Stonington, Connecticut. He was
born on 25 March 1920 in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Chief Horan enlisted in the Navy in 1938 and served 20 years on submarines.
His first boat was the USS S-47 who after the start of WWII was transferred from
Coco Solo, Canal Zone, Panama to Brisbane, Australia, and conducted war patrols
in the Pacific. He also served on the USS Razorback SS394 and on the USS
Tiru SS416 from March 1950 to January 1954 where he conducted Korean War
Patrols. His last boat was the USS Tench SS417.
During his Naval service he received the Submarine Combat Insignia WWII
Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, China Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal
(5th award), Korean Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, United Nations
Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Japanese Occupation Medal, American
After retiring from the Navy, Chief Horan worked at Electric Boat for 27
years and was a life member of the SubVets of WWII.