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 pushed aside from West element, Michael J. Daly may cross directly to show selfless braveness and heroic management at the battlefields of Europe in the course of global warfare 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 amazing acts of bravery on behalf of others, leading to 3 Silver Stars, a Bronze big name with “V” attachment for valor, pink Hearts, and at last, the Medal of Honor.
Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined information and exact collections and performed quite a few own interviews with Daly, his relatives and buddies, 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 came upon his life’s private 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 goal via kin and repair. He grew to become 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 negative and the terminally unwell, 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 instantaneously 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 position 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, 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