b. 14/07/1869 Konigsberg, Prussia. d. 13/06/1957 Oakland, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/04/1899 Samoa, Philippines.
A U.S. Marine Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine–American 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.
Forsterer joined the Marine Corps from Boston in November 1896, and was honorably discharged 13 years later.
William E. Dargie appointed Bruno Forsterer general manager of the Oakland Tribune. Upon Dargie's death on February 10, 1911, Forsterer succeeded Dargie as the publisher of the paper (1911–1915). Forsterer also served as the executor for the Dargie's will. Forsterer would serve new Tribune owner, (former U.S. Congressman) Joseph R. Knowland as Business Manager of the Oakland Tribune, (1915–1957).
In 1936, Joseph Knowland, Bruno Forsterer and Joseph Blum founded the Franklin Investment Company (later, the Franklin Credit Union). His son, Harold B. Forsterer (1900–1974) served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Oakland Tribune (1957–1965).
For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy at Samoa, Philippine Islands, 1 April 1899.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
Section 53, Lot 2757