"The Fightinest Marine": Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly, U.S. Marine Corps (ca. 1919 or 1920). Born on the 11th of November 1873 in Glen Cove, NY, Daly, standing at 5'6", established himself as an amateur at a young age. However, that was bound to change when the young Daly enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps on the 11th of January 1899, hoping to see action during the Spanish-American War (The war would end before he finished his initial training). On the 14th of August 1900, during the Boxer Rebellion in China, he received his first Medal of Honor for single-handedly defending his position against repeated attacks and inflicted casualties of around 200 on the attacking Chinese "Boxers". And fifteen years later, he would be awarded a second Medal of Honor for actions while fighting with US forces supporting the government in Haiti against rebels. On the night of 24th of October 1915, during the Battle of Fort Dipitie, he was part of a group of 35-41 Marines who were ambushed by a force of approximately 400 Cacos (Haitian insurgents). He led one of the three groups of men during the fight to reach a nearby fort and was awarded the medal for his extraordinary heroism, but his story didn't stop there. During the First World War, Daly was acting as the Company First Sergeant to the 73rd Company, 6th Regiment, during the Battle at Belleau Wood in the Summer of 1918. It was there he displayed numerous acts of personal courage and heroism under fire. When his men were sunk in by opposing enemy fire, Daly rose up and gave a hardy call to his troops, "For christ's sake, men-come on! Do you want to live forever?" The Battle would be eventually be won and Daly was recommended for a third Medal of Honor, to which the Award Boards Committee thought it was unacceptable to award three Medals of Honor to a single individual, so he would be awarded the Army Distinguished Service Cross and, eventually, the Navy Cross. Dan Daly would retire from the Marine Corps on the 6th of February 1929 and passed on the 27th of April 1937 at the age of 63. Both of his Medals of Honor are on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA.