Monaghan ... 

Ensign John R. Monaghan

 

Ensign John R. Monaghan...

a native of Chawelah, Washington, and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, performed heroically during the retreat of the Allied forces from Samoa in 1899, dying in defense of the retreating forces and his wounded comrade, Lieut. Philip V. Lansdale. 

A brief account of the battle and Monaghan's role is available at

 www.mca-marines.org/Leatherneck/samoa.htm

 

                                        

 



Monaghan Monument, Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.