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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b.  24/10/1879 San Raphael, California.  d. 16/02/1971 California.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/09/1918 Bois-de-Forges, France.

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NEW YORK

Distinguished Service Section, Site 65

Sydney G Gumpertz

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