George G. McMurtry

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George McMurtry
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Captain George G. McMurtry
Born (1876-11-06)November 6, 1876
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died November 22, 1958(1958-11-22) (aged 82)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1898, 1917 - 1919
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Major
Unit 2nd Battalion, 308th Infantry, 77th Division
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
World War I
Awards Medal of Honor
Other work Lawyer

George Gibson McMurtry (November 6, 1876 – November 22, 1958) was an officer in United States Army who received the Medal of Honor as the executive officer of the Lost Battalion during World War I.

Biography[edit]

Prior to World War I, McMurtry fought in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War and participated in the Battle of San Juan Hill.[1] When the Rough Riders were disbanded, he returned to Harvard College, graduating in 1899. Like Charles Whittlesey, he was also a Wall Street lawyer. He would later make millions of dollars in the stock market after the war.[1]

McMurtry is buried in Bar Harbor, Maine within Ledgelawn Cemetery.

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2001 made for TV movie The Lost Battalion, McMurtry was portrayed by Phil McKee.[2][unreliable source?]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Lost Battalion". Joe McCarthy. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  2. ^ Medal of Honor Recipients on Film

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