Staton as a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman
August 28, 1879|
Tarboro, North Carolina
|Died||June 4, 1964
Chevy Chase, Maryland
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1902–1947|
|Awards||Medal of Honor
He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914. Staton was awarded the Navy Cross in World War I for his actions when his ship, the Mount Vernon, was torpedoed. He served in World War II, and retired from the military in 1947. He worked in Naval Intelligence and attended the Naval War College and Army War College in addition to earning a law degree from George Washington University Law School. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Organization: U.S. Navy Born:28 August 1879, Tarboro, N.C. Accredited to: North Carolina Place/Date: Vera Cruz, Mexico, 22 April 1914
For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914; was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients (Veracruz)
- List of United States Naval Academy alumni (Medal of Honor)
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Naval Academy. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)". United States Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on 20 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "USNA Medal of Honor Recipients". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
- "Adolphus Staton". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Lieutenant Staton, Adolphus". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2009-03-15.