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.
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.
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
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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