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World War I - U.S. Army

Berger Holton Loman

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Corporal)
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H, 132d Infantry,
    33d Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 9, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Consenvoye, France
When his company had reached a point within 100 yards of its objective, to which it was advancing under terrific machine-gun fire, Pvt. Loman voluntarily and unaided made his way forward after all others had taken shelter from the direct fire of an enemy machine gun. He crawled to a flank position of the gun and, after killing or capturing the entire crew, turned the machine gun on the retreating enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient Berger H. Loman
Medal of Honor Recipient Berger H. Loman
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 9, 1919
    Chaumont, France - presented by General John J. Pershing
  • Born: August 24, 1886, Bergen, Norway
  • Died: May 9, 1968
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (37-4909), Arlington, VA, United States

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