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Terry Allen

Full name: Terence de la Mesa "Terry" Allen
Gender: Male
Born: April 1, 1888 in Fort Douglas, Utah, United States
Died: September 12, 1969 in El Paso, Texas, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Terry Allen captained the 1920 U.S. Olympic polo team which, after losing 13-3 to Spain, beat Belgium by an identical score to take the bronze medal. Not only was Terry Allen an outstanding polo player he was one of the U.S. Army’s greatest generals. He served in both World War I and World War II, commanding the 1st Infantry Division in North Africa during World War II, and the 104th Infantry Division, called the Timberwolf Division, which landed in France in September 1944, and which was known for its night fighting prowess. Retiring in 1946 with the rank of major general, his decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also awarded high honors by the British and French governments. The British Field Marshall, Sir Harold Alexander, described Allen as "the finest division commander he had seen in two World Wars."

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Polo Men's Polo United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Polo United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1920-07-28 USA 11, BEL 3
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Polo United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-07-25 ESP 13, USA 3
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