1871 Korean Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Navy as a Quartermaster on board the "USS Colorado". He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the attack and capture of the Korean forts on June 11, 1871. His citation reads "Assuming command of Company D, after Lt. McKee was wounded, Franklin handled the company with great credit until relieved". His Medal was issued in February 8, 1872. He was one of 15 United States sailors and marines to be awarded the Medal of Honor for this little-known American military action.
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