Born 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.
UPTON, FRANK MONROE
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.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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