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    Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph "Dan" Daly (November 11, 1873 – April 27, 1937) was a United States Marine and one of only nineteen men (including seven marines) to have received the Medal of Honor twice. Of the Marines who are double recipients, only Daly and Major General Smedley Butler received their Medals of Honor for two, separate actions.

    Daly is said to have yelled, "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?" to the men in his company prior to charging the Germans during the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I, imitating the words of the Prussian King Frederick the Great at the Battle of Kolin.

    Major General Butler described Daly as, "The fightin'est Marine I ever knew!" Daly reportedly was offered an officer's commission twice to which he responded that he would rather be, " outstanding sergeant than just another officer."[citation needed]

    The Medals of Honor are on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.

    The photo attached to this article shows Dan Daly in his dress uniform, with Medal of Honor and wearing his "girly cap"  He's dead, so no one has to risk calling him girly to his face.

    Wikipedia article on Dan Daly

    We are the principled ones, remember? We don't get to use the black hats' tricks even when it would benefit us. Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

    by bmcphail on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 02:53:20 PM PDT

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