Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born:
11 November 1873, Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. Accredited to. New York. G.O.
No.: 55, 19 July 1901. Other Navy Awards: Second Medal of Honor, Navy Cross.
In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China,
14 August 1900, Daly distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Rank and organization: Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine
Corps. Born: Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y., 11 November 1873. Accredited to:
New York. Other Navy awards: Second Medal of Honor, Navy Cross.
Serving with the 15th Company of Marines on 22 October 1915, G/Sgt. Daly was one of the
company to leave Fort Liberte, Haiti, for a 6-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 3 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 fre from the Cacos. At
daybreak the marines, in 3 squads, advanced in 3 different directions, surprising and
scattering the Cacos in all directions. G/Sgt. Daly fought with exceptional gallantry
against heavy odds throughout this action.