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Smedley Butler
  • Name: Smedley Butler
  • Born: 07/30/1881
  • Died: 06/21/1940 (58 years old)

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881? June 21, 1940), nicknamed “Old Gimlet Eye“, was a senior United States Marine Corps officer who fought in both the Mexican Revolution and World War I. Butler was, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. Butler later became an outspoken critic of American wars and their consequences. Butler also exposed an alleged plan to overthrow the United States government.

Birth Name: Smedley Darlington Butler

Awards: Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Brevet Medal, National Order of Honour and Merit, Haiti, Haiti, Order of the Black Star, See more

Alias: “Old Gimlet Eye”

Birth Place: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Death Place: Naval Hospital, Philadelphia

Source: Wikipedia

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