The Medal of Honor
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    Photo #: NH 104055-KN (color)

    Chief Turret Captain Abraham DeSomer, USN

    Memorandum of 13 June 1914, signed by Secretary of the Navy Josepheus Daniels, awarding DeSomer the Medal of Honor for his"extraordinary heroism" during the intervention at Vera Cruz,Mexico, 21-22 April 1914.
    Chief Turret Captain DeSomer was then serving in USS Utah (Battleship # 31).

    Collection of Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, USN. Courtesy of Lieutenant Colonel Russell DeSomer, U.S. Air Force (Retired), 1975.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

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    Photo #: NH 103896

    Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Paul F. Foster, USN.


    Letter of 19 January 1916, presenting the Medal of Honor to Lt(JG) Foster for his "distinguished conduct in battle" during the intervention at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21-22 April 1914.
    The letter is signed by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels.

    Collection of Vice Admiral Paul F. Foster, USNR, donated by his estate in 1976.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

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    Photo #: NH 104054

    Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, USN (Retired)


    Shakes hands with President John F. Kennedy at the White House, Washington, D.C., during ceremonies commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Medal of Honor, 2 June 1962.
    DeSomer had been awarded the Medla of Honor for heroism during the April 1914 Vera Cruz operation.

    Collection of Lieutenant Commander Abraham DeSomer, USN. Donated by Lieutenant Colonel Russell DeSomer, U.S. Air Force (Retired), 1975.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

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