"PVT BENEDICT J. SCHILLI"
Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945
Benedict J. Schilli, 37187958, Infantry, United States Army. For heroic
achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy at
Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 18-19 February 1945. His platoon came
under a heavy enemy attack about 2200 the night of 18 February 1945.
Private Schilli, who was armed with a Browning automatic rifle, was in
the sector where the heaviest attack took place. After opening up with
his Browning automatic rifle, he became one of the enemies main
objectives. The enemy turned two light machine guns on him and Private
Schilli succeeded in knocking both of them out with his Browning
automatic rifle. At 2330 he was wounded by hand grenades thrown by the
enemy, but he stayed on his gun until dawn. Private Schilli's weapon
jammed time and time again but he held his
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