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

Bataan's Medical Hero

 
 
Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
1. Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Tampa Historical Society and Grateful Citizens of Tampa.
 
Location. 27° 56.829′ N, 82° 27.473′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on N. Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Between E. Kennedy Boulevard (SR 60) and Jackson Street (Franklin Street is pedestrian only in this area). Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rough Riders Passed By Here (a few steps from this marker); Tampa POW/MIA
Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
2. Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); William F. Poe Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James McKay, I (1808 - 1876) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Great 1909 Auto Race (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse Square (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  Dr. Frank S. Adamo. An early photograph of Dr. Frank S. Adamo. Perhaps a graduation photo from Medical School, plus News clippings (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. HeroesNotable PersonsWar, World II
 
Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. Marker seen along N. Franklin Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 9, 2010
3. Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. Marker seen along N. Franklin Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,609 times since then and 107 times this year. Last updated on , by Frank S. Adamo of Cypress, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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