By Stephen J. Ochs
A privileged, hell-raising early life who had tremendously embarrassed his family—and specially his war-hero father—by being brushed off from West element, Michael J. Daly may move directly to reveal selfless braveness and heroic management at the battlefields of Europe in the course of global conflict 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 choice to dwell as much as the beliefs taught to him by means of his father led him to outstanding acts of bravery on behalf of others, leading to 3 Silver Stars, a Bronze superstar with “V” attachment for valor, crimson Hearts, and eventually, the Medal of Honor.
Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined data and designated collections and performed a variety of own interviews with Daly, his kinfolk and associates, and the boys whom he commanded and with whom he served. The result's a gently built, in-depth portrait of a warrior-hero who stumbled on his life’s inner most objective, either in the course of and after the warfare, 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 grew to become a board member at St. Vincent’s clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the place he back assumed the position of defender and father or mother by means of 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, global conflict II Medal of Honor Recipient is right away 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 comparable 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