Ted T. Teramae

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Ted A. Teramae (ASN: 30105053), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 92d Infantry Division. On the night of 8 April 1945, in the vicinity of Mount Belvedere, Italy, Sergeant Teramae's machine gun squad sector was in danger of being overrun by an enemy patrol. Sergeant Teramae, without thought of personal risk, stood up and fired his submachine gun. Then he ran to the right to draw hostile fire away from his own men. A concentration of enemy fire fatally wounded him, but he continued firing until he could no longer stand. His actions enabled his men to drive off the 16-man enemy patrol. His high courage exemplified the heroic tradition of the United States Army.

Rank: Sergeant
Company: Company H
Battalion: 2d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team
Division: 92d Infantry Division