Joseph Fitz

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Joseph Fitz
Born (1886-05-24)May 24, 1886
Died February 24, 1945(1945-02-24) (aged 58)
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1900 - 1910
Rank Seaman
Unit USS Pampanga (PG-39)
Battles/wars Philippine-American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Joseph Fitz (May 24, 1886 in Austria – February 24, 1945) was a United States Navy Ordinary Seaman who received the Medal of Honor for actions on March 8, 1906 during the Philippine-American War. He served in the navy from 1900 to 1910, and later obtained the rank of seaman.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and Organization: Ordinary Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: May 24, 1886, Austria. Accredited to: Iowa. G.O. No.: 19, May 1, 1906.


On board the USS Pampanga (PG-39), Mount Dajo Jolo, Philippine Islands, 8 March 1906. Serving in the presence of the enemy on this date, Fitz displayed bravery and extraordinary heroism.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Service profile
  2. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved July 1, 2010.