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First Name: Hugh

Last Name: Frazer

Birthplace: Martinsburg, WV, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: WV
Middle Name: Carroll

Date of Birth: 22 February 1891

Date of Death: 09 July 1975

Rank or Rate: Commander

Years Served: 1912 - 1932, 1942
Hugh Carroll Frazer

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)


Hugh Carroll Frazer

Commander, U.S. Navy

Medal of Honor Recipient

Occupation of Veracruz

Commander Hugh Carroll Frazer (22 February 1891 - 9 July 1975) was a U.S. Navy officer who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Occupation of Veracruz.

Hugh Carroll Frazer was born on 22 February 1891 in Martinsburg, WV. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1912. Frazer was also a World War I veteran.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Ensign, U.S. Navy

Place and date: Veracruz, Mexico, 22 April 1914

Citation: For extraordinary heroism in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During this engagement, Ens. Frazer ran forward to rescue a wounded man, exposing himself to hostile fire and that of his own men. Having accomplished the mission, he returned at once to his position in line.

Death and Burial

Commander Hugh Carroll Frazer died on 9 July 1975. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 46, Site 282.

Honoree ID: 1996   Created by: MHOH




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