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USMC MOH: DALY, DANIEL JOSEPH

A cache by zombiestompers
Hidden : 10/31/2012
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Established early in the Civil War to "promote efficiency in the Navy", the Medal of Honor rose to prominence in American history and heritage.  Fewer than 3,500 Americans have been awarded Medals of Honor, and today only 81 of them survive.   These heroes are a vanishing breed whose valiant history MUST be preserved for future generations.  That heritage is nurtured and sustained on the ground floor of the Hall of Heroes.


Gysgt Daly is one of only two Marines to receive two Medals of Honor for two different actions.


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The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor to

DALY, DANIEL JOSEPH

First Award - China (1900)

Second Award - Haiti (1915)

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps.Born: 11 November 1873, Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y.Accredited to. New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901. Other Navy Awards: Second Medal of Honor, Navy Cross.

Citation:

In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 14 August 1900, Daly distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

 

 

 

 

Rank and organization: Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps.Born: Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y., 11 November 1873.Accredited to: New York.Other Navy awards: Second Medal of Honor, Navy Cross. 
Citation: 
Serving with the 15th Company of Marines on 22 October 1915, G/Sgt. Daly was one of the company to leave Fort Liberte, Haiti, for a 6-day reconnaissance. After dark on the evening of 24 October, while crossing the river in a deep ravine, the detachment was suddenly fired upon from 3 sides by about 400 Cacos concealed in bushes about 100 yards from the fort. The marine detachment fought its way forward to a good position, which it maintained during the night, although subjected to a continuous fre from the Cacos. At daybreak the marines, in 3 squads, advanced in 3 different directions, surprising and scattering the Cacos in all directions. G/Sgt. Daly fought with exceptional gallantry against heavy odds throughout this action.

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Last Updated: on 11/28/2014 1:57:54 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (9:57 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum