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1Sgt Yandell Terhune

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1Sgt Yandell Terhune

Birth
Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
12 Jul 1942 (aged 24)
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija Province, Central Luzon, Philippines
Memorial Site*
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Tablets of the Missing - United States Army and Army Air Forces
Memorial ID
56763822 View Source

Yandell was the son of Alonzo "Lon/Lonza" C. Terhune and Verna Cunningham-Terhune of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Identified siblings were: Robert F., Ruby Pearl, Lucille, Eugene, Forrest Lee, and William Holman (1920, 1930 & 1940 Census).

Yandell served with Company D of the 192nd Tank Battalion defending the Philippines against the Imperial Japanese Invasion of 8 Dec 1941. The 192nd covered the retreat to the Bataan Peninsula. They defended the air field, the beaches and supported the Infantry. On 8 Apr 1942, the 193nd recieved the codeword "Crash", which was the order to destroy their remaining Stuart tanks. On 9 Apr 1942, American and Filipino forces on Bataan were compelled to surrender. Yandell endured and survived the Bataan Death March that followed. However, he later lost his life at Cabanatuan POW Camp.

Yandell was the son of Alonzo "Lon/Lonza" C. Terhune and Verna Cunningham-Terhune of Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Identified siblings were: Robert F., Ruby Pearl, Lucille, Eugene, Forrest Lee, and William Holman (1920, 1930 & 1940 Census).

Yandell served with Company D of the 192nd Tank Battalion defending the Philippines against the Imperial Japanese Invasion of 8 Dec 1941. The 192nd covered the retreat to the Bataan Peninsula. They defended the air field, the beaches and supported the Infantry. On 8 Apr 1942, the 193nd recieved the codeword "Crash", which was the order to destroy their remaining Stuart tanks. On 9 Apr 1942, American and Filipino forces on Bataan were compelled to surrender. Yandell endured and survived the Bataan Death March that followed. However, he later lost his life at Cabanatuan POW Camp.

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Entered the service from Kentucky.


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  • Maintained by: truchasnm
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56763822
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56763822/yandell-terhune: accessed ), memorial page for 1Sgt Yandell Terhune (23 Jul 1917–12 Jul 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56763822, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330).