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Terhune, Yandell (P2, C4, L24)

Terhune_YFirst Sergeant Yandell Terhune, 22, of Mercer County, Kentucky, enlisted in the Harrodsburg National Guard unit some time prior to the activation in November 1940. He was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942 and survived the Death March. He was held at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan #1. He died of dysentery on 12 July 1942 at Cabanatuan #1 Nueva Ecija, PhilippinesTerhune_Y_Grave1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BELOW: KENTUCKIAN LEADS IN FIRST TANK BATTLE -- A Kentuckian, First Lieut. W. H. Gentry, Harrodsburg, upper left, led Americans in the first tank battle in U. S. history, a victorious battle over Japanese tanks on Bataan Peninsula. This picture was taken less than two years ago when Lieutenant Gentry, then a staff sergeant, was in training with his Naitonal Guard company at Fort Knox. Others in the picture are Capt. Bacon R. Moore, upper right; Pvt. Ben Devine, lower left in tank, and Sergt. Yandell Terhune, lower right.

Gentry Moore Devine Terhune Ft Knox in tank

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