thisdayinwwi:

“Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”

Dan Daly Jun 6 1918

image
image

Quote from 2 time Medal of Honor recipient, Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly, who on Jun 6 1918 yelled at the men of US 73rd Machine Gun Company

Aug 31 1919 #OTD New-York Tribune prints picture of
“Sergeant Dan Daly, of Brooklyn, who went over with the
@USMC, the most be-medalled man in the service, His decorations including the French Medal Militaire, Congressional Medal and D.S.C.”

image

At a critical moment in the Seven Years’ War, King Frederick II of
Prussia harangued his soldiers, exclaiming: “Scoundrels! Do you want to
live forever?” One of his weary troops immediately shot back, “Fred, for
sixpence we have done enough today!” 

0