Philippine-American War
Gunnery Sergeant

Bruno Albert Forsterer

Marine Corps

Bruno Albert Forsterer (July 14, 1869 – June 13, 1957) was a U.S. Marine Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Second Samoan Civil War for “distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy at Samoa, Philippine Islands, April 1, 1899.” His Medal of Honor was awarded by President Theodore Roosevelt, by General Order No 55, dated July 19, 1901. His Medal of Honor is currently located at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.

Date of Incident
April 1, 1899
Near Tagalli, Samoa, Philippine Islands
Oakland, California