John Daniel Horan

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 Campaign Medal.

After retiring from the Navy, Chief Horan worked at Electric Boat for 27 years and was a life member of the SubVets of WWII.

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