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First Name: Middleton

Last Name: Elliott

Birthplace: Beaufort, SC, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Stuart

Date of Birth: 16 October 1872

Date of Death: 29 October 1952

Rank or Rate: Vice Admiral

Years Served:
Middleton Stuart Elliott

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)


Middleton Stuart Elliott

Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Vice Admiral Middleton Stuart Elliott (16 October 1872 - 29 October 1952) was a U.S. Navy officer and physician/surgeon who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz.

Middleton Stuart Elliott was born in Beaufort, SC, on 16 October 1872.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Surgeon, U.S. Navy

Citation: For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Surg. Elliott was eminent and conspicuous in the efficient establishment and operation of the base hospital, and in his cool judgment and courage in supervising first aid stations on the firing line and removing the wounded.

Dr. Elliott retired from the Navy in 1936 at the rank of Rear Admiral.


In 2004, the elementary school at the Marine Corps Base Beaufort, SC, was named in his honor.

Death and Burial

Vice Admiral Middleton Stuart Elliott died on 29 October 1952 in Los Angeles, CA. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA, in Section P, Grave 2628.

Honoree ID: 1992   Created by: MHOH




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