Friday, October 7, 2011

Surgeon Middleton Elliott, MC, USN

Middleton Stuart Elliott, Jr. was born 16 October 1872 in Beaufort, SC. Surgeon Elliott received his award for the Mexican Campaign in 1914. His citation reads, “For distinguished conduct in battle engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Surgeon 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.” The date of issue of the award was December 1915.

Dr. Elliott entered the U.S. Navy in 1896 as an assistant surgeon. He rose through the ranks and retired from active duty in 1936 as rear admiral. He died on 29 October 1952 in Los Angeles, CA, and is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA (Section P Grave 2628).

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

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