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Thomas Croft Neibaur
Birth: May 17, 1898
Death: Dec. 23, 1942

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Neibaur served as a Private, United States Army, Company M, 167th Infantry, 42d Division. He was awarded his medal for service Near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, on October 16, 1918. His citation reads-On the afternoon of 16 October 1918, when the Cote-de-Chatillion had just been gained after bitter fighting and the summit of that strong bulwark in the Kriemhilde Stellung was being organized, Pvt. Neibaur was sent out on patrol with his automatic rifle squad to enfilade enemy machinegun nests. As he gained the ridge he set up his automatic rifle and was directly thereafter wounded in both legs by fire from a hostile machinegun on his flank. The advance wave of the enemy troops, counterattacking, had about gained the ridge, and although practically cut off and surrounded, the remainder of his detachment being killed or wounded, this gallant soldier kept his automatic rifle in operation to such effect that by his own efforts and by fire from the skirmish line of his company, at least 100 yards in his rear, the attack was checked. The enemy wave being halted and Iying prone, 4 of the enemy attacked Pvt. Neibaur at close quarters. These he killed. He then moved alone among the enemy lying on the ground about him, in the midst of the fire from his own lines, and by coolness and gallantry captured 11 prisoners at the point of his pistol and, although painfully wounded, brought them back to our lines. The counterattack in full force was arrested to a large extent by the single efforts of this soldier, whose heroic exploits took place against the skyline in full view of his entire battalion.  (bio by: K) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Cranshaw Neibaur (1862 - 1938)
  Elizabeth Jane Croft Neibaur (1863 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Lois Neibaur (1892 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Marian Neibaur Hunkerford (1922 - 2012)*
  Leo James Neibaur (1929 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ellen Elizabeth Neibaur Lyon (1883 - 1985)*
  Ada Jane Neibaur Miles (1884 - 1961)*
  Leslie James Neibaur (1886 - 1923)*
  Annie Leona Neibaur (1890 - 1890)*
  Marie Neibaur Gardner (1891 - 1966)*
  Libbie Croft Niebaur Andersen (1893 - 1943)*
  Thomas Croft Neibaur (1898 - 1942)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sugar City Cemetery
Sugar City
Madison County
Idaho, USA
 
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