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Samuel M. Sampler
Birth: Jan. 27, 1895
Death: Nov. 19, 1979

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the US Army in Company H, 142nd Infantry, 36th Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near St. Etienne, France on October 8, 1918. His citation reads "His company, having suffered severe casualties during an advance under machine-gun fire, was finaly stopped. Cpl. Sampler detected the position of the enemy machine guns on an elevation. Armed with German hand grenades, which he had picked up, he left the line and rushed forward in the face of heavy fire until he was near the hostile nest, where he grenaded the position. His third grenade landed among the enemy, killing two, silencing the machine guns, and causing the surrender of 28 Germans, whom he sent to the rear as prisoners. As a result of his act the company was immediately enabled to resume the advance." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lorenzo Dow Sampler (1852 - 1931)
  Elizabeth F. Warren Sampler (1852 - 1913)
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Lee Sampler (1875 - 1956)*
  John C. Sampler (1880 - 1901)*
  Margaret Ann Sampler Wooldridge (1882 - 1985)*
  Augusta Mae Sampler Hamilton (1884 - 1967)*
  William Malvin Sampler Cotney (1887 - 1964)*
  Twin Babies Sampler (1889 - 1889)*
  Thomas Bevis Sampler (1890 - 1961)*
  Julia Mettie Sampler Starkey (1893 - 1972)*
  Samuel M. Sampler (1895 - 1979)
  Warren Sampler (1897 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
Fort Myers
Lee County
Florida, USA
Plot: Veterans Lawn Crypt, Sec H, Space 70
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 31, 2003
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