Lloyd Seibert

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Lloyd M. Seibert
Lloyd M. Seibert - WWI Medal of Honor recipient.jpg
Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1889-05-23)May 23, 1889
Caledonia, Michigan
Died October 15, 1972(1972-10-15) (aged 83)
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant and later Chief Warrant Officer
Unit Company F, 364th Infantry, 91st Division[1]
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor
Silver Star
Purple Heart

Lloyd Martin Seibert[2] (May 23, 1889–October 15, 1972) was a Medal of Honor recipient who was awarded the decoration for his valor in the United States Army during World War I. Seibert first enlisted in the California National Guard's 7th Infantry in January 1906. After WWI, he continued to serve on active duty in the U.S. Army. On 26 August 1937, Master Sergeant Seibert was appointed to the rank of Warrant Officer while assigned to the 1st Cavalry (Mechanized) at Fort Knox, Kentucky.[3] He would later rise to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer - the rank he held upon retirement from the U.S. Army. Seibert is buried at San Francisco National Cemetery.

Medal of Honor Citation[edit]

Seibert's headstone at San Francisco National Cemetery.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company F, 364th Infantry, 91st Division. Place and date: At Epinonville, France; September 26, 1918. Entered service at: Salinas, California. Birth: May 23, 1889; Caledonia, Michigan. General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 445 (1919).

Citation:

Suffering from illness, Sergeant Seibert remained with his platoon and led his men with the highest courage and leadership under heavy shell and machinegun fire. With two other soldiers he charged a machinegun emplacement in advance of their company, he himself killing one of the enemy with a shotgun and capturing two others. In this encounter he was wounded, but he nevertheless continued in action, and when a withdrawal was ordered he returned with the last unit, assisting a wounded comrade. Later in the evening he volunteered and carried in wounded until he fainted from exhaustion..

Military Awards[4][edit]

Seibert's military decorations and awards include:

Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
1st row Medal of Honor Silver Star
2nd row Purple Heart World War I Victory Medal w/three bronze service stars to denote credit for the Ypres-Lys, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne battle clasps. Médaille militaire (French Republic)
3rd row Croix de guerre 1914–1918 w/bronze palm (French Republic) Croce al Merito di Guerra (Italy) Medal for Military Bravery (Kingdom of Montenegro)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Bryant; Tooze, Lamar (1919). With the 364th Infantry in America, France, and Belgium. New York: The Knickerbocker Press. p. vi, ix. 
  2. ^ Hall of Valor
  3. ^ "Medal Winner Out of Army's Rank and File", San Bernardino Daily Sun, Volume 43=27 August 1937. San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California. p. 27. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Army's Last Medal of Honor Man Still on Job as Sergeant - At $150 a Month", The Plattsburgh Sentinel=January 23, 1931 (PDF). The Plattsburgh Sentinel, Plattsburgh, New York. p. 3. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 

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