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Frank Fazzolare , Jr.


Soldier's Medal

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The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Soldier's Medal to Corporal [then Private First Class] Frank Fazzolare, Jr., United States Army Air Forces, for heroism at the risk of life not involving conflict with an armed enemy as a member of the 56th Air Engineering Squadron, 8080th Maintenance and Supply Group (Provisional), on 8 July 1947 at Tarague Beach, Guam. When a group of men attempted to save a drowning man and were carried into a dangerous channel, he went to the aid of one of the group and towed him to safety. He then aided in forming a lifeline which saved several more men. Corporal Fazzolare's courage and heroic actions reflect great credit on himself and the armed services.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 10 (January 30, 1948)

Action Date: July 8, 1947

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Corporal

Company: 56th Air Engineering Squadron

Regiment: 8080th Maintenance and Supply Group (Provisional)