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First Name: Milo

Last Name: Lemert

Birthplace: Marshaltown, IA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Crossville, TN

Date of Birth: 25 March 1890

Date of Death: 29 September 1918

Rank: First Sergeant

Years Served: 1917 - 1918
Milo Lemert

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Milo Lemert

First Sergeant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

First Sergeant Milo Lemert (25 March 1890 - 29 September 1918) was a U.S. Army soldier who was posthumously awarded the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during World War I.

Milo Lemert was born in Marshalltown, IA, on 25 March 1890 and entered the Army at Crossville, TN.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company G, 119th Infantry, 30th Division.

Place and date: Near Bellicourt, France, 29 September 1918.

Citation: Seeing that the left flank of his company was held up, he located the enemy machinegun emplacement, which had been causing heavy casualties. In the face of heavy fire he rushed it single-handed, killing the entire crew with grenades. Continuing along the enemy trench in advance of the company, he reached another emplacement, which he also charged, silencing the gun with grenades. A third machinegun emplacement opened up on him from the left and with similar skill and bravery he destroyed this also. Later, in company with another sergeant, he attacked a fourth machinegun nest, being killed as he reached the parapet of the emplacement. His courageous action in destroying in turn 4 enemy machinegun nests prevented many casualties among his company and very materially aided in achieving the objective.

Death and Burial

First Sergeant Milo Lemert was killed in action on 29 September 1918. He is buried at Crossville City Cemetery in Crossville, TN.

Honoree ID: 1786   Created by: MHOH




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