By Stephen J. Ochs
A privileged, hell-raising early life who had significantly embarrassed his family—and in particular his war-hero father—by being brushed aside from West aspect, Michael J. Daly may pass directly to reveal selfless braveness and heroic management at the battlefields of Europe in the course of global battle 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 decision to dwell as much as the beliefs taught to him by means of his father led him to amazing acts of bravery on behalf of others, leading to 3 Silver Stars, a Bronze celebrity with “V” attachment for valor, pink Hearts, and eventually, the Medal of Honor.
Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined files and exact collections and performed quite a few own interviews with Daly, his kinfolk and pals, and the boys whom he commanded and with whom he served. The result's a delicately developed, in-depth portrait of a warrior-hero who discovered his life’s private objective, either in the course of and after the battle, in selfless provider to others. After a interval of post-war go with the flow, Daly eventually escaped the “hero’s cage” and located renewed function via relatives and repair. He turned a board member at St. Vincent’s medical institution in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the place he back assumed the position of defender and mum or dad through championing the reason for the indigent bad and the terminally in poor health, incomes the sobriquet, “conscience of the hospital.”
A reason more than Self: the adventure of Captain Michael J. Daly, international warfare II Medal of Honor Recipient is immediately a different, 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 lifestyles. Daly’s tale additionally highlights the an important function performed by way of platoon and corporate infantry officials in profitable either significant battles like these on D-Day and in lesser-known campaigns corresponding 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