Abraham DeSomer was an enlisted man and later an officer in the United States Navy. He received America’s highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor – for actions during the American intervention at Veracruz, Mexico.
|Born:||Dec 29, 1884, Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Died:||Aug 31, 1974|
|Place of burial:||San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California|
|Allegiance:||United States of America|
|Service/branch:||United States Navy|
|Years of service:||1907 – 1932, 1940 – 1942|
|Battles/wars:||United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914|
|Awards:||Medal of Honor|
About Abraham Desomer
Navy officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the American intervention at Veracruz, Mexico.
He served on the gunboat USS Yorktown and on the battleship USS Utah. He was on board the latter ship during the fighting at Veracruz.
He was in command of a squad at Veracruz that was taking fire from the enemy, and he exhibited great leadership by going ahead of his men to seek out enemy snipers.
He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Frank Jack Fletcher was another U.S. Navy officer who earned a Medal of Honor for his service at Veracruz.
Information related to Abraham DeSomer
- Burials at San Francisco National Cemetery
- Battle of Veracruz (1914) recipients of the Medal of Honor
- United States Navy Medal of Honor recipients
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