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First Name: John

Last Name: Fitzgerald

Birthplace: Limerick, IRL

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: NY

Date of Birth: 17 March 1873

Date of Death: 19 April 1948

Rank: Gunnery Sergeant

Years Served: 1894 - 1905
John Fitzgerald

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


John Fitzgerald

Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Gunnery Sergeant John Fitzgerald (17 March 1873 - 19 April 1948) was a U.S. Marine who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

John Fitzgerald was born on 17 March 1873 in Limerick, Ireland. After entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1894, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps

Citation: For heroism and gallantry in action at Cuzco, Cuba, 14 June 1898.

Death and Burial

Gunnery Sergeant John Fitzgerald died on 19 April 1948 and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

Honoree ID: 1882   Created by: MHOH




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