|First Sergeant George P. Terhanko
|United States Army
First Sergeant George P. Terhanko, 35585715,
Infantry, 331st Infantry, United States Army, for gallantry
in action and disregard for personal safety displayed on 10
December 1944, in Germany. While approaching a small town,
First Sergeant Terhanko’s unit came under intense artillery
and enemy tank fire which caused the unit to become disorganized.
Recognizing that the unit was short of officers and needed
leadership, and acting with complete disregard for his own
safety, First Sergeant Terhanko took command of a group of
soldiers and rallied them to attack the town. His immediate
actions were responsible for the capture of a portion of the
town allowing the unit to continue it mission. His actions
reflect the highest credit upon himself, his unit and the
armed forces of the United States. Entered service from Ohio.