|Berger Holton Loman|
Medal of Honor recipient
|Born||August 24, 1886|
|Died||May 9, 1968(aged 81)|
|Place of birth||Norway|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company H, 132d Infantry, 33d Division|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Berger Holton Loman (24 August 1886 - 9 May 1968) was a U.S. Army soldier, assigned to Company H, 132d Infantry, 33d Division. Born in Norway, he received the Medal of Honor for his actions near Consenvoye, France, on October 9, 1918 during World War I.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
- Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company H, 132d Infantry, 33d Division.
- Place and date: Near Consenvoye, France, 9 October 1918.
- Entered service at: Chicago, Illinois.
- Born. 24 August 1886, Bergen, Norway.
- General Order No. 16. Department of War 1919.
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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References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "The United States Army Center of Military History, World War I Medal of Honor recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
- "Berger Loman". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7837337. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
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