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Bruno Albert Forsterer

Date of birth: July 14, 1869
Date of death: June 13, 1957
Burial location: Arlington, Virginia
Place of Birth: Germany, Koenigsberg
Home of record: Massachusetts


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Samoan Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Bruno Albert Forsterer, United States Marine Corps, for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy while serving with the Marine Guard, U.S.S. Philadelphia in action at Samoa, Philippine Islands, 1 April 1899.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 55 (July 19, 1901)

Action Date: April 1, 1899

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Marine Guard Detachment

Division: U.S.S. Philadelphia