"Under a Sky of Lead" -- Early on the morning of the 21st, the 10th Company, under command of Captain Ternynch, had captured the village of Sollies-Ville. Advancing through the cover offered by a nearby olive grove, Captain Ternynch's men followed closely behind a heavy artillery barrage. The German defenders were particularly tenacious, however, and the 10th Company had suffered heavy losses in furious close combat. Captain Ternynch had been wounded in the hand but stayed behind to continue the fight. Without wating for replacements, Capt. Ternynch ordered the evacuationof the wounded. While Capt. Ternynch waited with a handful of men from the 3rd Section, the Germans launched a counterattack with an ad hoc company including some hastily armed flak gunners.