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NH 44786 Lieutenant Adolphus Staton, USN

Photo #: NH 44786  Lieutenant Adolphus Staton, USN
Description: Lieutenant Staton was awarded the Medal of Honor for commanding a battalion during the intervention at Vera Cruz, Mexico, 22 April 1914. Photographed circa 1914. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photographf
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Medal of Honor citation of Lieutenant Adolphus Staton, USN (as printed in the official publication "Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy", page 102):


"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 22nd and in the final occupation of the city."

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