PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Antone, Albert M. (Service number: 20630068)
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
SILVER STAR MEDAL (SSM)
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Unit: Company I, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division "Santa Fe", U.S. Army (Company I, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division "Santa Fe", U.S. Army)
Action: Staff Sergeant Albert M. Antone, 20630068, Infantry, United States Army, for gallantry in action in the Forest of *** [Château-Salins], France on 11 November 1944. When the advance of his platoon was halted by a German Mark IV Tank supported by fire from two machine guns, Sergeant Antone, together with his platoon leader and two other enlisted men, voluntarily made his way forward in the face of intense enemy fire until he was within ten feet of the tank. The platoon leader then hurled a grenade into the open turret of the tank, causing an explosion which completely demolished the German tank, wounded Sergeant Antone and killed two of his companions. The intrepid actions of Sergeant Antone enabled his platoon to proceed on its mission, and reflect the highest credit upon his character and training as a soldier.
Entered military service from Michigan.
Details: Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 56 (12 December 1944).
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - HUSTON, J. A., Biography of a Battalion, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, United States, 2003.
- 134th Infantry Regiment
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