Rank and organization: First Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company E, 132d Infantry,
Place and date: In the Bois-de-Forges, France, 29 September
Entered service at: Chicago, Ill. Born: 24 October 1879, San Raphael,
Calif. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
Citation: When the advancing line was
held up by machinegun fire, 1st Sgt. Gumpertz left the platoon of which
he was in command and started with 2 other soldiers through a heavy barrage
toward the machinegun nest. His 2 companions soon became casualties from
bursting shells, but 1st Sgt. Gumpertz continued on alone in the face of
direct fire from the machinegun, jumped into the nest and silenced the
gun, capturing 9 of the crew.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)