FRANK J. UHLIG, CAPT, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Frank Uhlig '25

Date of birth: February 4, 1902

Date of death: January 26, 1940

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

From the 1925 Lucky Bag:

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Frank Julius Uhlig

East Orange, New Jersey

"Unic"

SYNOPSIS: The son of the Turkish corsair, Uluck Ali, is wrecked on a bleak German isle—years pass—until one day in Colombo's recruiting station in Cadiz a rolling, rollicking young fellow signs up as a coal-heaver on Colombo's voyage to America.

The Story: A descendant of this same man, our own "Unic," followed the trail of his forbears, and rolled into this place in June, 1921. Despite the ravages of Jersey Skeeters, he had developed an inveterate taste for Snappy Stories, True Stories, Dream Stories, Detective Stories, Western Stories, and just plain stories, which he supplemented with a private stock that made even "Wop" and "Lilly" quit in disgust. After two cruises a l'hopital his favorite saying became, "Where you fellows going next year?" Meanwhile, he cruised on the Reina, thereby gaining a coveted P——— Black N. A fine caulker; seventh member of the Dog, Cat, Screech and Howl Quartet; a bad heart from smoking—from others smoking his skags; losing his heart and ring ah, there's the rub, Othello, there's the rub—to a fair brown-eyed damsel named———er———(censored).

Class Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1); Black N; Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Gymkhana (2).

1925 Uhlig LB.jpg

Frank Julius Uhlig

East Orange, New Jersey

"Unic"

SYNOPSIS: The son of the Turkish corsair, Uluck Ali, is wrecked on a bleak German isle—years pass—until one day in Colombo's recruiting station in Cadiz a rolling, rollicking young fellow signs up as a coal-heaver on Colombo's voyage to America.

The Story: A descendant of this same man, our own "Unic," followed the trail of his forbears, and rolled into this place in June, 1921. Despite the ravages of Jersey Skeeters, he had developed an inveterate taste for Snappy Stories, True Stories, Dream Stories, Detective Stories, Western Stories, and just plain stories, which he supplemented with a private stock that made even "Wop" and "Lilly" quit in disgust. After two cruises a l'hopital his favorite saying became, "Where you fellows going next year?" Meanwhile, he cruised on the Reina, thereby gaining a coveted P——— Black N. A fine caulker; seventh member of the Dog, Cat, Screech and Howl Quartet; a bad heart from smoking—from others smoking his skags; losing his heart and ring ah, there's the rub, Othello, there's the rub—to a fair brown-eyed damsel named———er———(censored).

Class Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1); Black N; Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Gymkhana (2).

Loss

Frank died on January 26, 1940 of an unspecified cause. Several different sites list his place of death as Washington, D.C.

He was placed on the retired list on May 1, 1938. The law governing his retirement was "Retired for age ineligibility for promotion. Act of Aug 29, 1916."

Other Information

In March 1935 he was ordered to detach from "Marine Corps Schools, Quantico" for the American Legation, Peiping [Bejing], China.

Frank was survived by his wife, Julia, whom he married in 1930, and his daughter Joan. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Register of Alumni lists his rank and date of death. There is no mention of him in any Shipmate magazine issues from the period.



Class of 1925

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