Thomas C. Neibaur Monument
Thomas C. Neibaur Veteran Park
Medal of Honor (US), Legion d’honnuer (France), Croix de Guerre (France), Medal of Military Bravery (Montenegro), Purple Heart (US), WWI Victory Medal (US), Cross of War “Merit of War” (Italy).
Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company M, 167th Infantry, 42d Division. Place and Date: Near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, 16 October 1918. Entered Service At: Sugar City, Idaho. Born: 17 May 1898, Sharon, Idaho. G. O. No.: 1 18, W .D., 1918.
On the afternoon of 16 October 1918, when the Cote-de-Chatillion had just been gained after bitter fighting and the summit of that strong bulwark in the Kriemhilde Stellung was being organized, Pvt. Neibaur was sent out on patrol with his automatic rifle squad to enfilade enemy machinegun nests. As he gained the ridge he set up his automatic rifle and was directly thereafter wounded in both legs by fire from a hostile machinegun on his flank. The advance wave of the enemy troops, counterattacking, had about gained the ridge, and although practically cut off and surrounded, the remainder of his detachment being killed or wounded,
We Shall Never Forget
Erected 2008 by Sugar City.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 43° 52.338′ N, 111° 44.688′ W. Marker is in Sugar City, Idaho, in Madison County. Memorial is at the intersection of Center Street and South 2nd E Street on Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar City ID 83448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sugar City Sugar Beet Factory (about 400 feet away,
Also see . . . Thomas C. Neibaur -- Wikipedia. Thomas Croft Neibaur (May 17, 1898 – December 23, 1942) was the first Latter-day Saint (Mormon) to receive the Medal of Honor. He was also the first soldier from Idaho to be awarded the Medal of Honor.... Afflicted by the Great Depression, Neibaur had little money and couldn't feed his family. Neibaur eventually sent his medals to Congress stating, "I cannot eat them." (Submitted on October 8, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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