Frank Monroe Upton
Ensign, United States Navy
at Loveland, Colorado, April 29, 1896, he earned the Medal of Honor while
serving aboard the USS Stewart on April 17, 1918, during World War I.
He died on June 25, 1962 and was buried in Section 8 of Arlington National Cemetery.
His wife, Greta B. Upton (August 14, 1899-November
11, 1987), is buried with him. And a nother relative, Paul Upton Fisher,
is buried also in his plot.
Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 29 April 1896, Loveland, Colorado. Accredited to: Colorado. G.O. No.: 403, 1918.
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.
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