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 Milo Lemert

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Milo Lemert

Birth
Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
Death 29 Sep 1918 (aged 28)
France
Burial Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 7862313 View Source
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World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Lemert served as a First Sergeant, United States Army, Company G, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Near Bellicourt, France, on September 29, 1918. His citation reads-Seeing that the left flank of his company was held up, he located the enemy machinegun emplacement, which had been causing heavy casualties. In the face of heavy fire he rushed it single-handed, killing the entire crew with grenades. Continuing along the enemy trench in advance of the company, he reached another emplacement, which he also charged, silencing the gun with grenades. A third machinegun emplacement opened up on him from the left and with similar skill and bravery he destroyed this also. Later, in company with another sergeant, he attacked a fourth machinegun nest, being killed as he reached the parapet of the emplacement. His courageous action in destroying in turn 4 enemy machinegun nests prevented many casualties among his company and very materially aided in achieving the objective.

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  • Added: 11 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7862313
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7862313/milo-lemert : accessed ), memorial page for Milo Lemert (25 Mar 1890–29 Sep 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7862313, citing Crossville City Cemetery, Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .