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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday ~ American Hero ~ Hubert P. Terrell

Hubert P.Terrell was born on 27 October 1898 to Robert Crockett Terrell and Eliza Jane Rivers. As a young lad he made a decision to serve his country. I bet his mother responded like mine when I told her at age 18 that I was going to join the Air Force. I'm sure days before shipping out there was much consternation in the Terrell household. 

On 12 October 1918, Hubert was killed in action (KIA) at Vaux Andigny, France. For his actions on that day he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. 


Distinguished Service Cross

The citation accomplishing this award read: “for extraordinary heroism in action … “
“when his company came under an enfilading fire from an enemy machine-gun, Corporal Terrell asked permission from his platoon commander to attempt the taking of the position. Although under heavy fire from this post and from trench-mortar shells, he, with exceptional dash and bravery, attacked the position alone, putting it out of action killing two of the enemy and wounding a third…."
The entire citation for this award can be read at:
Photo by Julious


  1. Thank you for honoring our war heroes. The title of this article reads "Therrell" when the body of the article reads. "Terrell". I am assuming it is Terrell as the headstone.

  2. Oops. Thanks, it's been corrected. The military are my heros, I spent 22 years in the Air Force.