TITLE

PATHS TO GLORY

AUTHOR(S)
Zabecki, David T.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles U.S. Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler and Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly. Each Marine has a strong claim to the title of the greatest fighting man in the U.S. Between the two of them they were awarded four Medals of Honor, the Marine Corps Brevet Medal, the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy and Army Distinguished Service Medals, the Haitian Medal of Honor and the Médaille Militaire, France's highest combat decoration.
ACCESSION #
28099931

 

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