SCOUTS AND RAIDERS Pirro, Carmon Francis

Commando Country
By Stuart Allan

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Pirro
  • FORENAME
Carmon Francis
  • UNIT
Scouts and Raiders
  • RANK
Ensign
  • NUMBER
0-189354
  • DATE OF DEATH
20th December 1943
  • AGE
  • GRAVESITE
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery,Nettuno,Italy Tablets of the Missing
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Silver Spring,Maryland
born 29.08.1917, New York, USA
father Thomas Pirro (1889-1966)
mother Marion (nee Reale) Pirro (1897-1976)
wife Evelyn Frances Pirro (resided Silver Spring, Maryland)
entered service New York
USNR
award Siver Star
MIA Anzio,Italy
declared dead 23.7.1945
 

DATE OF DEATH:

20-Dec-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/pirro-carmon-francis.39142/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Ensign Carmon F. Pirro (NSN: 0-189354), United States Naval Reserve, for gallantry in action while in charge of a scout boat during the invasion of Italy in September 1943. Ensign Pirro proceeded through gunfire and darkness in advance of the main attack. Finding his position, he directed an assault wave to the designated landing point and enabled the boats to disembark with minimum losses. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/309919

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56313250/carmon-francis-pirro
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