Biography

Schiavone, Frank [Cpl SS F27thIR]

 
Schiavone, Frank

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 192 - 26 September 1950

Corporal Frank Schiavone, RA13311382, Infantry, Company F, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On the evening of 19 August 1950 near Soi-ri, Korea, a forward observer reported tanks advancing on the company area.  Going forward immediately in the face of severe fire from the tanks and automatic weapons, Corporal Schiavone fired his 3.5 rocket launcher at the tanks and supporting infantry from range as close as ten yards until he destroyed the lead tank, heavily damaged another and put the entire enemy force to flight.  Corporal Schiavone's gallant initiative and determination to destroy the enemy reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from New Jersey.