Percy A. Decker

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Percy A. Decker
Born (1890-08-04)August 4, 1890
Dick City, New York
Died August 18, 1936(1936-08-18) (aged 46)
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Lieutenant
Battles/wars United States occupation of Veracruz
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Percy A. Decker (August 4, 1890 – August 18, 1936) was a Boatswain's Mate, Second Class in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the United States occupation of Veracruz.

He died August 18, 1936, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 7, lot 10302.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy. Born: August 4, 1890, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 101, 15 June 10.


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.

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