Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company F, 364th Infantry,
Place and date: Near Epinonville, France, 26 September 1918.
Entered service at: Salinas, Calif.
Birth: Caledonia, Mich. G.O. No.: 445,
W.D., 1919. Citation. Suffering from illness, Sgt. Seibert remained with
his platoon and led his men with the highest courage and leadership under
heavy shell and machinegun fire. With 2 other soldiers he charged a machinegun
emplacement in advance of their company, he himself killing one of the
enemy with a shotgun and capturing 2 others. In this encounter he was wounded,
but he nevertheless continued in action, and when a withdrawal was ordered
he returned with the last unit, assisting a wounded comrade. Later in the
evening he volunteered and carried in wounded until he fainted from exhaustion.
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)