Frank Antone was born on June 10, 1946, in Hersbruck, Germany. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on December 6, 1965, and completed basic training at Naval Training Center San Diego, California, in February 1966. SA Antone next served aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) from March to April 1966, followed by Underwater Demolition Team training with Naval Amphibious School Pacific at Naval Base Coronado, California, from April to August 1966. He served as a UDT Diver with UDT 11 in the United States, aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Ogden (LPD-5), at Subic Bay in the Philippines, and in Okinawa from August 1966 to July 1967, and then with SEAL Team ONE at Naval Base Coronado from July to November 1967. SN Antone's final assignment was with SEAL Team ONE in South Vietnam, where he served from November 1967 until he was killed in action on December 23, 1967. Frank Antone was buried at El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, California.
The Sailor's Creed:
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.