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LOMAN, BERGER

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Corporal) Company H, 132d Infantry, 33d Division

Conflict

Year of honor

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World War One 1918 Bergen, Norway

Citation

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.