|Born||March 10, 1917|
|Died||October 24, 2013 (aged 96)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1942–1945|
|Rank||Technician 4th Grade|
|Unit||Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II
|Spouse(s)||Evelyn Welch (1942-2003; her death)|
|Relations||Jack Perconte (nephew)|
Technician Fourth Grade Frank J. Perconte (March 10, 1917 – October 24, 2013) 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.
Perconte was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. His parents were Joseph Perconte, who died in 1929, and Mary Carbone. He was raised Catholic and attended parochial schools. He graduated Joliet Central High School in 1935. During the Great Depression, he and some of his friends moved to Gary, Indiana and worked in a steel mill. He enlisted on August 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. Perconte and Hanson, along with Wayne Sisk and Carwood Lipton, were the first four soldiers assigned to Easy Company
Perconte was a non-commissioned officer in 1st Platoon. In 1942, while on leave from Toccoa, he married Evelyn and had a son named Richard. He participated in the division's airborne assault on France on D-Day, and saw action during Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. On Easy's assault on the town of Foy on January 13, 1945, he was shot in the thigh by a German sniper. Frank was out for a couple of days before re-joining Easy at the town of Haguenau.
Perconte was demobilized earlier than most of his counterparts as he was married and had a child. He returned home to his family in Joliet and worked as a postman. His nephew, Jack Perconte, played major league baseball during the 1980s with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, and Chicago White Sox.
Perconte was one of 20 contributors to the 2009 book We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers, published by Penguin / Berkley-Caliber. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion 506 PIR. He died on October 24, 2013 and is survived by his son Richard and two grandchildren.
Awards and decorations
|Combat Infantryman Badge|
|Parachutist Badge with two Service stars|
|Marksmanship Badge with Submachine gun and Pistol|
|Five Overseas Service Bars (two and a half years overseas)|
|Honorable Service Lapel Pin|
- Commemorative awards
- Commemorative D-Day Medal (60th Anniversary)
- Commemorative D-Day Medal (50th Anniversary)
- Commemorative Battle of the Bulge Medal
- Commemorative French D-Day Medal
- Combat Service Commemorative Medal
- Austrian Liberation 50th Anniversary Medal
- Victory in Europe Commemorative Medal
- Commemorative World War II Medal
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- DeAngelis, Frank. "Perconte's shadowbox". Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- Brotherton, pp. 8–9.
- "Frank Perconte Obituary". The Herald-News. October 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
- WWII Army Enlistment Records: on-line NARA Archival Database
- Bio of Perconte Archived March 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- Mini bio on Perconte on The Battle of Normandy website
- "Memorial Day visit with Joliet's Frank Perconte, the oldest living member of the Band of Brothers". ChicagoNow.com. May 28, 2012.
- "Joliet man was among 'band of brothers'". Chicago Tribune. October 26, 2013. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016.
- Brotherton, Marcus (2009). We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from The Band of Brothers. Berkley Caliber. ISBN 0-7434-6411-7. Search this book on
- Ambrose, Stephen E. (1992). Band of Brothers: Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7434-6411-6. Search this book on
- Winters, Richard D., with Cole C. Kingseed (2006). Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-425-20813-3.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) Search this book on
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