By Stephen J. Ochs
A privileged, hell-raising adolescence who had enormously embarrassed his family—and specifically his war-hero father—by being brushed aside from West aspect, Michael J. Daly could cross directly to show selfless braveness and heroic management at the battlefields of Europe in the course of international conflict 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 via his father led him to remarkable acts of bravery on behalf of others, leading to 3 Silver Stars, a Bronze superstar with “V” attachment for valor, red Hearts, and eventually, the Medal of Honor.
Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined data and precise collections and carried out quite a few own interviews with Daly, his family members and pals, and the lads whom he commanded and with whom he served. The result's a gently developed, in-depth portrait of a warrior-hero who chanced on his life’s inner most objective, either in the course of and after the conflict, in selfless provider to others. After a interval of post-war waft, Daly eventually escaped the “hero’s cage” and located renewed goal via family members and repair. He turned a board member at St. Vincent’s sanatorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the place he back assumed the position of defender and parent through championing the reason for the indigent negative and the terminally ailing, incomes the sobriquet, “conscience of the hospital.”
A reason more than Self: the adventure of Captain Michael J. Daly, international struggle 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 function performed by way of platoon and corporate infantry officials in successful either significant battles like these on D-Day and in lesser-known campaigns equivalent 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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