The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
UPTON, FRANK MONROE
Rank and Organization: Quartermaster, U.S.
Navy. Born: 29 April 1896, Loveland, Colo. 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.
Citation Courtesy of www.HomeOfHeroes.com
Of Honor Special Sections
of the MOH
Each of the
individual citations in this section should be printable as a single, full page similar to
the one at right. If you have any problems getting a finished page like the one
shown, click on it to access our PRINT HELPS page.