Michael Fitzmaurice was born in Jamestown and served in the US Military during the Vietnam War.

His father was in the military and Fitzmaurice did not want to go to college so he decided to enlist as well.

Fitzmaurice received a Medal of Honor Award for his service. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs highlighted Fitzmaurice in a video on Youtube just ahead of Veterans' Day. You can watch it above.