Sydney G. Gumpertz

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Sydney G. Gumpertz
Sydney G. Gumpertz The Army Medal of Honor
Sydney Gumpertz, Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1879-10-24)October 24, 1879
San Raphael, California
Died February 16, 1971(1971-02-16) (aged 91)
Place of burial Long Island National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank First Sergeant
Unit Company E, 132d Infantry, 33d Division
Awards Medal of Honor

Sydney G. Gumpertz (October 24, 1879 - February 16, 1971) was a United States Army First Sergeant and recipient to the highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor — during World War I.


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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.

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