Surfman Frank D. Warner played an integral role in the history of the USLSS Station Quogue, and also went on to serve in the USCG at other Stations on the East End of Long Island, including Ditch Plains in Montauk. Warner also lived by the Surf Club for his entire life, and ran a candy store for beach goers that still stands. Famously, Warner, along with Surfman William F Halsey Jr., was awarded the Gold Life Saving Medal for their bravery during the Wreck of the Four Masted Schooner “Augustus Hunt” on January 23, 1904.
In awarding the Gold Medal to Surfman Warner, the USLSS wrote in its Annual Report that:
“Your conduct was most highly courageous and commendable. You voluntarily jeopardized your life by assuming an undertaking of extreme peril, where no Keeper would have ordered you to go, and in so doing, performed an act that could been dictated only by an extraordinary sense of duty and humanity. The danger of losing your own life would seem to have been as great, if not greater, than the possibility of the saving the imperiled sailor.”