Percy A. Decker
Lieutenant, United States Navy
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Born in New York City on August 4, 1890, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as a Boatswains Mate aboard the USS Florida at Vera Cruz, Mexico, on April 21, 1914.

He died on August 18, 1936 and was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.


DECKER, PERCY A.

Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 4 August 1890, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 101, 15 June 1914. 

Citation: 

On board the U.S.S. Florida during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 April 1914; for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during the seizure of Vera Cruz, Mexico.



Percy A. Decker Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins

DECKER, PERCY A
LT   US NAVY
WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/04/1890
DATE OF DEATH: 08/18/1936
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 10302
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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PA Decker Gravesite PHOTO By Eileen Horan July 2010

PA Decker Gravesite PHOTO By Eileen Horan July 2010
Photos By Eileen Horan, July 2010