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Adolphus Staton

United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient

Died when: 84 years 281 days (1017 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Adolphus Staton

Adolphus Staton (August 28, 1879 – June 4, 1964) was born in Tarboro, North Carolina, and died in Chevy Chase, Maryland.He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1902.

He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914.Staton was awarded the Navy Cross in World War I for his actions when his ship, the Mount Vernon, was torpedoed.

He served in World War II, and retired from the military in 1947.He worked in Naval Intelligence and attended the Naval War College and Army War College in addition to earning a law degree from George Washington University Law School.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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