By Stephen J. Ochs
A privileged, hell-raising adolescence who had enormously embarrassed his family—and in particular his war-hero father—by being brushed aside from West element, Michael J. Daly may move directly to demonstrate selfless braveness and heroic management at the battlefields of Europe in the course of international struggle II. beginning as an enlisted guy and emerging during the ranks to turn into a captain and corporate commander, Daly’s devotion to his males and his selection to reside as much as the beliefs taught to him by means of his father led him to remarkable acts of bravery on behalf of others, leading to 3 Silver Stars, a Bronze celebrity with “V” attachment for valor, crimson Hearts, and eventually, the Medal of Honor.
Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined information and unique collections and carried out various own interviews with Daly, his kin and pals, 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 upon his life’s private objective, either in the course of and after the conflict, in selfless carrier to others. After a interval of post-war glide, Daly ultimately escaped the “hero’s cage” and located renewed goal via relatives and repair. He turned a board member at St. Vincent’s clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the place he back assumed the position of defender and parent by means of 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 battle II Medal of Honor Recipient is immediately a distinct, 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 the most important position performed by means of platoon and corporate infantry officials in successful either significant battles like these on D-Day and in lesser-known campaigns similar to these of the Colmar Pocket and in south-central Germany, additional reinforcing the debt that american citizens 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