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1LT Sydney G. Gumpertz

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1LT Sydney G. Gumpertz

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War I in the United States Army as a First Sergeant in Company E, 132nd Infantry Regiment, 33nd Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Bois-de-Forges, France, on September 29, 1918. His citation reads "When the advancing line was held up by machinegun fire, 1st Sgt. Gumpertz left the platoon of which he was in command and started with 2 other soldiers through a heavy barrage toward the machinegun nest. His 2 companions soon became casualties from bursting shells, but 1st Sgt. Gumpertz continued on alone in the face of direct fire from the machinegun, jumped into the nest and silenced the gun, capturing 9 of the crew". His Medal was issued in 1919.

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  • Added: 4 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9218
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Sydney G. Gumpertz (24 Oct 1879–16 Feb 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9218, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .