Lloyd Milton Brett
Second Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Cavalry, U.S. Army. Awarded for actions at O’Fallon Creek, MT.
April 01, 1880
Brett, who retired as a brigadier general, was born February 22, 1856, near Dead River, ME. After graduating from West Point, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 2d Cavalry on June 13, 1879. He left the Army in 1901 as a lieutenant colonel. From 1903-1908, he served as adjutant general of the D.C. Militia, followed by a stint as acting superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, from 1910-1916.
The next year, he became commander of the 160th Infantry Brigade, Camp Lee, Petersburg, VA, and was promoted to Brigadier General. In World War I, he received the Army Distinguished Service medal for his leadership of the 80th Infantry Division, specificially for breaking enemy resistance near Imecourt and Buzancy.
He died on September 23, 1927 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Citation: Fearless exposure and dashing bravery in cutting off the Indians’ pony herd, thereby greatly crippling the hostiles.