John Fitzgerald (Medal of Honor)

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John Fitzgerald
Born (1873-03-17)March 17, 1873
Limerick, Ireland
Died April 19, 1948(1948-04-19) (aged 75)
New York City
Place of burial Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1894 - 1905
Rank Gunnery Sergeant
Unit United States Marine Corps
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

John Fitzgerald (March 17, 1873 – April 19, 1948) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Fitzgerald was born on March 17, 1873 in Limerick, Ireland. He joined the Marine Corps in December 1894, and was honorably discharged in February 1905. [1]

Fitzgerald died on April 19, 1948, was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 17 March 1873, Limerick, Ireland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 92, 8 December 1910.

Citation:

For heroism and gallantry in action at Cuzco, Cuba, 14 June 1898.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ USMC History Division
  2. ^ "John Fitzgerald". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ "War with Spain; Fitzgerald, John entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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