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