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.


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][3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Lost Battalion". Joe McCarthy. Retrieved February 20, 2008. 
  2. ^ Medal of Honor Recipients on Film
  3. ^ Beyond Review. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  4. ^ The Lost Battalion (2001) on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved June 12, 2015.

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