Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D.

Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. (HM1F5H)

Location: Tampa, FL 33602 Hillsborough County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 56.829', W 82° 27.473'

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Bataan's Medical Hero

This distinguished native Tampan served with courage, honor and personal sacrifice as an army surgeon during WWII. He was captured and made a prisoner of war when the Japanese overran the Philippines. Afflicted with Beri-Beri and other diseases he performed heroically serving his comrades as doctor, friend and lifesaver.

Dr. Adamo discovered a revolutionary method in the treatment of gangrene using hydrogen peroxide and saved thousands of gangrenous limbs. A grateful nation decorated him with the medal of the Legion of Merit. When he returned home he found that First Avenue, a major thoroughfare, had been named Frank S. Adamo Drive in his honor.
HM NumberHM1F5H
Placed ByTampa Historical Society and Grateful Citizens of Tampa
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 356578 N 3092203
Decimal Degrees27.94715000, -82.45788333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.829', W 82° 27.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 49.74" N, 82° 27' 28.38" W
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Area Code(s)813, 727, 305, 863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 N Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602, US
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