Colyer, Wilbur E. (MOH), Sgt Fallen
 
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Sergeant
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1917-1918, 1st Engineer Battalion
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1st Engineer Battalion
  1917-1918, 1st Engineer Battalion
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Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during World War I.

For extraordinary heroism on 9 October 1918, while serving with Company A, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, in action at Verdun, France. Volunteering with two other soldiers to locate machinegun nests, Sergeant Colyer advanced on the hostile positions to a point where he was half surrounded by the nests, which were in ambush. He killed the gunner of one gun with a captured German grenade and then turned this gun on the other nests, silencing all of them before he returned to his platoon. He was later killed in action. 

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

War Department, General Orders No. 20 (January 30, 1919)
   
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