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“Can Do” – Antolak, Mills, & Schauer (May 23-24, 1944)

The combat history of the 15th United States Infantry dates back to the War of 1812. The present 15th Infantry Regiment dates to the US Civil War. The regiment’s motto is simply, “Can Do”.

On May 23-24, 1944 as part of the 3rd Infantry Division, three soldiers of the 15th Infantry, two of them from the same company, embodied the regiment’s motto in the breakout from the Anzio beachhead at Cisterna di Littoria, Italy. All three men were decorated with the Medal of Honor.

They were Sergeant Sylvester Antolak, Private James H. Mills, and Private First Class Henry Schauer.

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