Ted T. Tanouye-Los Angeles, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 34° 02.544 W 118° 12.030
11S E 389188 N 3767507
Quick Description: World War II Medal of Honor Recipient for action on Molina A Ventoabbto, Itlay on July 7, 1944. He was killed in action. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA in Section A, Lot 2734.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2017 9:02:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMXA35
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
He was born on November 14, 1919 in Torrance, CA and died on Sept 6, 1944 in Italy. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *TANOUYE, TED T.
• Rank and organization: Tech. Sergeant, 442d Infantry
• Place and date: July 7, 1944, Molina A Ventoabbto, Italy
Citation: Technical Sergeant Ted T. Tanouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 7 July 1944, near Molino A Ventoabbto, Italy. Technical Sergeant Tanouye led his platoon in an attack to capture the crest of a strategically important hill that afforded little cover. Observing an enemy machine gun crew placing its gun in position to his left front, Technical Sergeant Tanouye crept forward a few yards and opened fire on the position, killing or wounding three and causing two others to disperse. Immediately, an enemy machine pistol opened fire on him. He returned the fire and killed or wounded three more enemy soldiers. While advancing forward, Technical Sergeant Tanouye was subjected to grenade bursts, which severely wounded his left arm. Sighting an enemy-held trench, he raked the position with fire from his submachine gun and wounded several of the enemy. Running out of ammunition, he crawled 20 yards to obtain several clips from a comrade on his left flank. Next, sighting an enemy machine pistol that had pinned down his men, Technical Sergeant Tanouye crawled forward a few yards and threw a hand grenade into the position, silencing the pistol. He then located another enemy machine gun firing down the slope of the hill, opened fire on it, and silenced that position. Drawing fire from a machine pistol nest located above him, he opened fire on it and wounded three of its occupants. Finally taking his objective, Technical Sergeant Tanouye organized a defensive position on the reverse slope of the hill before accepting first aid treatment and evacuation. Technical Sergeant Tanouye's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.
Armed Service: Army

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