This Biography is about Smedley Butler including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…
|Biography Of Smedley Butler|
|Real Name||Smedley Butler|
|Nick Name||Old Gimlet Eye, The Fighting Quaker, Old Duckboard|
|Personal Life of Smedley Butler|
|Born on||30 July 1881|
|Died At Age||58|
|Born in||West Chester, Pennsylvania, US|
|Died on||21 June 1940|
|Place of death||Philadelphia|
|Family Background of Smedley Butler|
|Spouse/Partner||Ethel Conway Peters|
|Children||Ethel Peters Butler, Smedley Darlington, Jr, Thomas Richard|
|Education||West Chester Friends Graded High School, The Haverford School|
|Awards||Medal of Honor Distinguished Service Medal Marine Corps Brevet Medal|
|Personal Fact of Smedley Butler|
Smedley Butler was one of the most decorated Major Generals in the U.S. history. He was much influenced by his father’s political career and displayed a burning desire to join the army since his childhood. He quit school before the completion of the course and lied about his age to get the commission of Second Lieutenant. Thus started an illustrious career during the course of which he fought one battle after another, displaying his courage and leadership skills numerous times.
His acts of valour, especially in the battles of China, Mexico and Haiti were recognized and lauded. In between all the wars, he also found time to root out the corruption in Philadelphia in his capacity as Director of Public Safety. His work, post his retirement is equally significant as he fearlessly voiced his concerns on business interests from warfare, also condemning the twisted motives of US government in the wars. He made a series of speeches on these issues throughout the country, which were extremely well-received.
He further showed his boldness as he revealed the Business Plot, a conspiracy to overthrow the president and impose dictatorship over America. Due to these efforts, he is revered and remembered till today for not only his achievements on the battlefield but those off it as well.
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