Biography

 

Lowe, Frank E. [MGen Presidential Commission]

 

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Citation:


The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank E. Lowe, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as the Personal Representative of the President of the United States, attached to the Far East Command, with the mission of observing and reporting on military operations in Korea, from 10 August 1950 to 9 April 1951.

Accepting personal hazards far beyond the requirements of his mission, Major General Lowe devoted long periods of time with the forward elements of our major units in combat in order that he might better observe and evaluate the battle efficiency of the United Nations Command.
General Headquarters Far East Command: General Orders No. 75 (April 10, 1951)

 

 

 

"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight. The Reds told us they were afraid to tangle with the Marines and avoided them when they could be located."

Major General Frank E. Lowe, USA, Presidential observer on Korean War, in the Washington Daily News 26 Jan 1952.