by Lisa M. Budreau, Ph.D.
Ask folks around Crossville, Tennessee, whose grave is the most visited and well-known in the city cemetery, and they will likely tell you it’s that of Sergeant Milo Lemert, recipient of the Medal of Honor (the nation’s highest military award), for bravery during the First World War. But, what few people know is that Lemert nearly spent eternity in France and not back in his beloved Tennessee. Here’s the story:
One hundred and thirty years ago thi...