"In 1820, America had many heroic men, but one was considered the greatest hero of all. He had helped define a new and growing U.S. Navy, fought heroically through four wars, battled pirates, dueled with fellow officers to protect his honor, and received the fame, fortune, and recognition for his great deeds from the country he loved so well. He was Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr.".......Elisabeth Wilson
He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal
|USS United States engaging HMS Macedonian|
|Stephen Decatur and Thomas MacDonough U.S. 2 cent stamp|
excerpt from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur
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