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army officer

Lloyd M. Brett, American army officer. Awarded Medal of Honor “for most distinguished gallantry,” in action against hostile Sioux Indians, while Second lieutenant 2d Cavalry, April 1, 1880; Distinguished Service Medal; Officer of the Legion of Honor; Croix de Guerre.


Brett, Lloyd M. was born on February 22, 1856 in Dead River, Maine, United States. Son of John and Elizabeth (Brown) Brett.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1879.


Commissioned Second lieutenant 2d Cavalry, June 13, 1879. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, National Army, August 5, 1917. Adjunct general District of Columbia Militia, 1903-1908.

Superintendent Yellowstone National Park, 1910-1916. Commanding 160th Infantry Brigade, Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, September 1917, and overseas, May 1918-June 1919. Colonel 3d United States Cavalry, August, since 1919.


Married Elma Wallace, February 7, 1887.

John Brett

Elizabeth (Brown) Brett

Elma Wallace