Frank Perconte

Frank 'Perco' Perconte (born March 10, 1917) was a non-commissioned officer during World War II with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in the United States Army. He was portrayed by James Madio in the HBO/BBC miniseries Band of Brothers.


Early years

Frank Perconte was born to Joseph Perconte and Mary Carbone, and raised in Joliet, Illinois where he also attended Joliet Central High School. He enlisted in 1942 and was one of the first soldiers assigned to Easy Company.

During World War II

Perconte was a non-commissioned officer in 1st Platoon. He jumped into D-Day and started his own collection of dead soldiers' watches. He saw action again during Operation Market Garden and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. On Easy's assault on the town of Foy, he was shot in the rear by a German sniper. Frank was out for a couple of days before re-joining Easy at the town of Haguenau.

After the War

Frank survived the war and returned home to become a postman. He currently lives in Joliet, Illinois

Decorations and Awards

American Army Medals

Foreign Decorations

Commemorative Medals Awarded Post-War

  • Commemorative D-Day Medal (60th Anniversary)
  • Commemorative D-Day Medal (50th Anniversary)
  • Commemorative Battle of the Bulge Medal
  • Commemorative French D-Day Medal
  • American Defense Service Medal
  • Combat Service Commemorative Medal
  • Austrian Liberation 50th Anniversary Medal
  • Victory in Europe Commemorative Medal
  • Commemorative WWII Medal



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