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Adolphus C. Staton

Date of birth: August 28, 1879
Date of death: June 4, 1964
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: North Carolina, Tarboro
Home of record: Tarboro North Carolina

Adolphus Staton graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1902. He retired from the Navy as a Rear Admiral.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Dominican Republic Occupation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Adolphus C. Staton, United States Navy, for distinguished conduct in battle during the engagement of Vera Cruz, Mexico, 22 April 1914. Lieutenant Staton was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion. He exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.

Action Date: April 22, 1914

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Adolphus C. Staton, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Executive Officer of the U.S.S. MOUNT VERNON when that vessel was torpedoed on 5 September 1918. The discipline manifested by the officers and crew of the MOUNT VERNON was excellent, and it is considered that the high state of efficiency found to prevail under the trying conditions of the torpedoing and subsequently was largely due to the energy and zeal of this officer.

Action Date: September 5, 1918

Service: Navy

Company: Executive Officer

Division: U.S.S. Mount Vernon