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.


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.


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

See also[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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