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First Name: Percy

Last Name: Decker

Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: NY
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 04 August 1890

Date of Death: 18 August 1936

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant

Years Served:
Percy A. Decker

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Percy A. Decker

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Lieutenant Percy A. Decker (4 August 1890 - 18 August 1936) was a U.S. Navy officer who, as a Boatswain's Mate Second Class, received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz.

Percy A. Decker was born on 4 August 1890 in New York City, NY.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy

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.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Percy A. Decker died on 18 August 1936. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 7, Lot 10302.

Honoree ID: 1988   Created by: MHOH




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