Name:  Calvin, Frank C. (Service number: 462165, United States Marine Corps Reserve)
Date of birth: October 22nd, 1923 (Providence-Burleson/Texas, United States)
Date of death:  February 3rd, 1989 (Houston-Harris/Texas, United States)
Nationality:  American
Rank: Private First Class (Lance Corporal)
Unit: Weapons Company, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
Action: Citation:
"For extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving as a Flame Thrower Operator in a Combat Patrol of Weapons Company, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Guam, Marianas Islands, 27 July 1944. When enemy machine-gun and rifle fire from a cave overlooking the bivouac area pinned down his patrol engaged in a mission of eliminating hostile forced from the immediate vicinity of the company area, Private First Class Calvin fearlessly moved to the mouth of the cave in full view of the enemy and, coolly advancing into the cave, fired intense bursts of flame until his fuel became exhausted. Then, drawing his pistol, he continued to press his single-handed attack until the entire Japanese force of thirty-two was annihilated. By his courageous initiative, determination and devotion to duty, Private First Class Calvin upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
Details: SPOT AWARD, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 0042
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Information source(s):   - Douglas C.D, Recipients of The Navy Cross, 1916 - Present
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- Military Times Hall of Valor
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