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Wilbur E. Colyer
Birth: Mar. 5, 1898
Death: Oct. 10, 1918

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during World War I as a Sergeant in Company A, 1st Engineers, 1st Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Verdun, France, on October 9, 1918. His citation reads "Volunteering with 2 other soldiers to locate machinegun nests, Sgt. Colyer advanced on the hostile positions to a point where he was half surrounded by the nests, which were in ambush. He killed the gunner of one gun with a captured German grenade and then turned this gun on the other nests silencing all of them before he returned to his platoon. He was later killed in action". His Medal was posthumously awarded to him in 1919. 
 
Burial:
Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 2, Grave 8588
 
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Record added: May 04, 2000
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-Anonymous
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.
- CHS
 Added: May. 26, 2014

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 Added: Jan. 30, 2014
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