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Frank Monroe Upton
Born (1896-04-29)April 29, 1896
Died June 25, 1962(1962-06-25) (aged 66)
Place of birth Loveland, Colorado
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Ensign
Unit USS Stewart
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Frank Monroe Upton (29 April 1896 – 25 June 1962) was a sailor in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the First World War.

BiographyEdit

Upton was born in Loveland, Colorado on 29 April 1896 and died 25 June 1962.[1] He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia (Section 8, lot 55-A).[2] His wife, Greta B. Upton, and a relative, Paul Upton Fisher, are also buried in his lot.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 29 April 1896, Loveland, Colo. Accredited to: Colorado. G.O. No.: 403, 1918.

Citation:

For extraordinary heroism following internal explosion of the Florence H, on 17 April 1918. The sea in the vicinity of wreckage was covered by a mass of boxes of smokeless powder, which were repeatedly exploding. Frank M. Upton, of the U.S.S. Stewart, plunged overboard to rescue a survivor who was surrounded by powder boxes and too exhausted to help himself. Fully realizing the danger from continual explosion of similar powder boxes in the vicinity, he risked his life to save the life of this man.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/fmupton.htm Arlington Cemetery biography, accessed 2 October 2009
  2. "Frank Monroe Upton". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7862842. Retrieved August 17, 2009. 
  3. "UPTON, FRANK M.". Army of Medal of Honor website. 3 August 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 

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