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 Wilbur E. Colyer

Wilbur E. Colyer

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 10 Oct 1918 (aged 20)
Verdun, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 2, Grave 8588
Memorial ID 9228 · View Source
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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.


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  • Added: 4 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9228
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilbur E. Colyer (5 Mar 1898–10 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9228, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .