The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR to
DANIEL JOSEPH DALY
for service as set forth in the following
For extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the 15th Company of Marines (Mounted), 2d Marine Regiment, on 22 October 1915. Gunnery Sergeant Daly was one of the company to leave Fort Liberte, Haiti, for a six-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 three 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 fire from the Cacos. At daybreak the Marines, in three squads, advanced in three different directions, surprising and scattering the Cacos in all directions. Gunnery Sergeant Daly fought with exceptional gallantry against heavy odds throughout this action.
Born: 11 November 1873 in Glen Cove, N.Y.… One of only 19 men to receive the Medal of Honor twice… Of the 19 double recipients, is one of only two men to receive the Medal for two separate engagements… Offered a commission on several occasions but refused… Also saw action during the Boxer Rebellion and World War I… Retired as Sergeant Major in 1929… Namesake of USS Daly (DD-519)… Departed: 27 April 1939… Interred: Cypress Hills National Cemetery in New York City