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CMOHS.org - Private LOMAN, BERGER, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

LOMAN, BERGER

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company H
Division: 132d Infantry, 33d Division
Born: 24 August 1886, Bergen, Norway
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Consenvoye, France, 9 October 1918
 
 


LOMAN, BERGER Photo
 
Citation

When his company had reached a point within 100 yards of its objective, to which it was advancing under terrific machinegun fire, Pvt. Loman voluntarily and unaided made his way forward after all others had taken shelter from the direct fire of an enemy machinegun. He crawled to a flank position of the gun and, after killing or capturing the entire crew, turned the machinegun on the retreating enemy.