By Stephen J. Ochs
A privileged, hell-raising adolescence who had tremendously embarrassed his family—and in particular his war-hero father—by being brushed off from West aspect, Michael J. Daly might pass directly to demonstrate selfless braveness and heroic management at the battlefields of Europe in the course of global battle II. beginning as an enlisted guy and emerging throughout the ranks to turn into a captain and corporate commander, Daly’s devotion to his males and his choice to dwell as much as the beliefs taught to him through his father led him to remarkable acts of bravery on behalf of others, leading to 3 Silver Stars, a Bronze big name with “V” attachment for valor, crimson Hearts, and at last, the Medal of Honor.
Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined data and specified collections and performed a number of own interviews with Daly, his relatives and neighbors, and the boys whom he commanded and with whom he served. The result's a delicately built, in-depth portrait of a warrior-hero who came across his life’s inner most goal, either in the course of and after the warfare, in selfless carrier to others. After a interval of post-war flow, Daly ultimately escaped the “hero’s cage” and located renewed objective via kin and repair. He turned a board member at St. Vincent’s health center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the place he back assumed the position of defender and mother or father through championing the reason for the indigent bad and the terminally ailing, incomes the sobriquet, “conscience of the hospital.”
A reason more than Self: the adventure of Captain Michael J. Daly, global conflict II Medal of Honor Recipient is right now a special, father-son wartime saga, a coming-of-age narrative, and the story of a heroic man’s fight to forge a brand new and significant postwar existence. Daly’s tale additionally highlights the an important position performed via platoon and corporate infantry officials in profitable either significant battles like these on D-Day and in lesser-known campaigns akin to these of the Colmar Pocket and in south-central Germany, extra reinforcing the debt that americans owe to them—especially these whose selfless braveness merited the Medal of Honor.
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A Cause Greater than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. Daly, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by Stephen J. Ochs