Percy John Blatchford

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: Inupiaq Eskimo and war hero who trained beluga whales for military uses and was credited with helping capture a Japanese submarine during World War II, and who received the Medal of Merit from President Reagan.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

 

Born: October 9, 1920

 

Died: January 12, 2003

 

Location: Anchorage, Alaska