|Percy A. Decker|
|Born||August 4, 1890|
|Died||August 18, 1936(aged 46)|
|Place of birth||New York City, New York|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
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 citationEdit
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 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.
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Percy A. Decker". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6172364. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
- ""PERCY DECKER" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz). United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/mohmex.html. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
- "Arlington Cemetery Bio". http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/padecker.htm. Retrieved October 4, 2010.
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