Steve went through
all three of HQ 1 operations without a scratch until that fatal day in
All that morning a
Panzer Tank had been firing at us. We had dug a good hole and the Tank
could not hit us.
Finally, we fired 3
High explosive 81mm mortar rounds at the Tank, and it quickly backed off.
Steve Tetak got
over confident and ran for a barn where he had left his pack. The German
Tank saw him and fired a round into the barn.
Steve was killed
instantly on the 22nd January, 1945.