Frank W. Crilley

Citation

932Frank William Crilley was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on September 13, 1883. Following enlistment in the Navy in March 1900, he became a Gunner’s Mate and received additional training as a diver. In 1915, while a Chief Gunner’s mate, he made dives to over 300 feet during salvage operations on the sunken Submarine F-4 (SS-23) off Honolulu, Hawaii. On April 17, 1915 he rescued a fellow diver who had become entangled at a depth of 250 feet. For his heroism on this occasion, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1929.

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