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Sydney G. Gumpertz
Birth: Oct. 24, 1879
Death: Feb. 16, 1971

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. 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. His 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". His Medal was issued in 1919. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Distinguished Service Section, Site 65
 
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Record added: May 04, 2000
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