Daniel Daly

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Sgt. Maj. Daniel Joseph Daly

Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph "Dan" Daly (November 11 1873April 27 1937) was a United States Marine and one of only 19 men (and two Marines) to receive the Medal of Honor twice for two separate acts of heroism. (The other such Marine was Major General Smedley Butler). According to Dr. Raymond J. Tassin author of Double Winners of The Medal of Honor ppg. 156 "For his actions of 5-7 and 10 June Daly was recommended for a third Medal of Honor. But higher military authority didn't think anyone should have three, so he received the second highest decoration, The Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross, and, from the French, the Medaille Mailitaire. General Pershing also offered him a battlefield commission, but he rejected it."


  • Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?
  • I can't see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines.
    • 1919
    • Who's Who in Marine Corps History: "Daniel Daly"[1]

About Daly[edit]

  • The fightinest Marine I ever knew.
  • It was an object lesson to have served with him.
    • Maj. Gen. Butler
    • Who's Who in Marine Corps History: "Daniel Daly"[1]


  1. a b c d e "Sergeant Major Daniel "Dan" Joseph Daly, USMC (Deceased)". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. United States Marine Corps. Retrieved on 2015-09-18.

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