Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945


Private 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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