By Stephen J. Ochs
A privileged, hell-raising formative years who had enormously embarrassed his family—and particularly his war-hero father—by being brushed aside from West element, Michael J. Daly might move directly to reveal selfless braveness and heroic management at the battlefields of Europe in the course of global warfare II. beginning as an enlisted guy and emerging in the course of 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 via his father led him to impressive 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 records and precise collections and carried out quite a few own interviews with Daly, his kinfolk and pals, and the lads whom he commanded and with whom he served. The result's a delicately developed, in-depth portrait of a warrior-hero who came across his life’s private objective, either in the course of and after the warfare, in selfless provider to others. After a interval of post-war flow, Daly ultimately escaped the “hero’s cage” and located renewed function via kin and repair. He turned a board member at St. Vincent’s sanatorium in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the place he back assumed the function of defender and dad or mum 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, international warfare II Medal of Honor Recipient is without delay 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 lifestyles. Daly’s tale additionally highlights the an important function performed by means 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, additional 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