September 29, 1918 – This Day During World War l – Sydney G. Gumpertz Medal of Honor recipient

September 29, 1918 – Sydney G. Gumpertz Medal of Honor recipient (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.

First Sergeant Gumpertz official Medal of Honor 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.

Sydney G. Gumpertz Medal of Honor recipient

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