Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly was born 11 November, 1873 in Glen Cove, New York to Daniel John Daly and Ellen Donovan -- presumably both were born somewhere in Ireland?
Daly was twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in the U.S. Marines Corps. He received his first Medal of Honor during the Boxer Rebellion for his actions in the battle of Peking, China on Aug. 14, 1900. His second award came on Oct. 24, 1915, he was fighting with US forces supporting the government in Haiti against rebels. On that night, he was part of a group of 35 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 conspicuous actions. His other awards: Distinguished Service Cross; three Letters of Commendation; Good Conduct Medal with two bronze stars; China Relief Expedition Medal; Philippine Campaign Medal; Expeditionary Medal with one bronze star; Mexican Service Medal; Haitian Campaign Medal; World War I Victory Medal with Aisne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Defensive-Sector clasps and Citation Star; Médaille militaire; Croix de Guerre with Palm; and the Fourragère, the last three awards are from the French government. He also received the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions of "repeated deeds of heroism and great service" during the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I. Daly is popularly attributed in Marine Corps lore as yelling, "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?" during the Battle of Belleau Wood.
A Fletcher-class destroyer USS Daly (DD-519) was named in honor of Daly and was commissioned on 10 March 1943. On November 10, 2005, the United States Postal Service issued its Distinguished Marines stamps in which Daly was honored.
Daly died on April 27, 1937. See Wikipedia for more on his service.
Come on Irish genealogists ... find his parents birth city – claim him!