Back in Guestbook entry #1452 Dan Daly
replied to my message regarding McGovern's Bar and then Quint replied
further down saying "Now that's a hell of a name for a former
Marine to have." The three of us are former Marines and I'm
sure that the rest of you have no idea what that means, unless you
are former Marines.
Private Daniel Joseph Daly is one of the most famous Marines of
all times. On May 29, 1900, he landed along with other Marines in
the Harbor of Taku, China during the Boxer Rebellion. One night
he single-handedly held off hoards of attacking "Boxers"
and in the morning "The gray light of dawn revealed heaps of
Chinese corpses on the wall of Peking near his bastion. Using the
dead bodies as a shield, Daly crawled back along the wall to his
own troops as dawn broke bright and clear." Because of his
single handed action he was awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor.
Now here is something that I bet the other Marines on this site
didn't know - He and the other Marines landed while serving on the
U. S. Light Cruiser "NEWARK." How is that for a little-known
bit of Newark history.
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