A Cause Greater than Self: The Journey of Captain Michael J. by Stephen J. Ochs

By Stephen J. Ochs

A privileged, hell-raising early life who had significantly embarrassed his family—and specifically his war-hero father—by being brushed off from West aspect, Michael J. Daly might cross directly to show selfless braveness and heroic management at the battlefields of Europe in the course of international conflict II. beginning as an enlisted guy and emerging throughout 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 impressive acts of bravery on behalf of others, leading to 3 Silver Stars, a Bronze famous person with “V” attachment for valor, red Hearts, and eventually, the Medal of Honor.
Historian Stephen J. Ochs mined data and exact collections and carried out a number of own interviews with Daly, his relations and associates, and the boys whom he commanded and with whom he served. The result's a gently developed, in-depth portrait of a warrior-hero who came upon 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 glide, Daly ultimately escaped the “hero’s cage” and located renewed goal via kinfolk and repair. He turned a board member at St. Vincent’s health center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the place he back assumed the position of defender and mum or dad via championing the reason for the indigent negative 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, global struggle 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 position performed via platoon and corporate infantry officials in successful 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.

Show description

Read or Download 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) PDF

Similar biographies of world war ii books

Under the Eagle: Samuel Holiday, Navajo Code Talker

Samuel vacation was once one in all a small workforce of Navajo males enlisted by way of the Marine Corps in the course of global conflict II to take advantage of their local language to transmit mystery communications at the battlefield. in line with large interviews with Robert S. McPherson, less than the Eagle is Holiday’s bright account of his personal tale.

Donovan: America’s Master Spy

The most celebrated and hugely adorned heroes of worldwide struggle I, a famous trial attorney, presidential adviser and emissary, and leader of America’s workplace of Strategic prone in the course of international battle II, William J. Donovan was once a mythical determine. Donovan, initially released in 1982, penetrates the cloak of secrecy surrounding this extraordinary guy.

Valor, Guts, and Luck

Through the moment international conflict, a B-17 tailgunner had a one-in-four likelihood of survival in the course of his commonplace twenty-five-mission journey. Valor, Guts, and good fortune is the tale of employees Sergeant Lowell ôSlatsö Slayton (1923û2013), who beat these odds. An underprivileged child from Fargo, North Dakota, Slayton was once a highschool senior the day the japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway

Nationwide Bestseller • "An fast vintage. " —Dallas Morning information • seventy five YEARS in the past, ONE bold AMERICAN PILOT can have replaced THE process HISTORY WHEN HE SANK TWO JAPANESE CARRIERS AT THE conflict OF MIDWAYOn the morning of June four, 1942, excessive above the tiny Pacific atoll of halfway, Lt. (j. g. ) "Dusty" Kleiss burst out of the clouds and piloted his SBD Dauntless right into a near-vertical dive geared toward the guts of Japan’s Imperial military, which six months previous had ruthlessly struck Pearl Harbor.

Extra info for 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)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 27 votes