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Gen Smedley Darlington Butler
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- Lazer
 Added: Oct. 9, 2014
 
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies" . ~William Penn~
- Darlene T.
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
 

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
 

- Lisa Moore Parker
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
 
"War is a Racket"...history may show that one quote woke up enough of the world to correct the path of humanity. God Bless
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
 

- sjm
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
 

- Mark S
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
 

- David Wend
 Added: Jul. 30, 2014
 

- R I P
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
 

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
 

- David Green
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
 

- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
 
General Butler, you have become quite the hero to the Current Anti-War movement for which I am in 100 per cent agreement. Your "Smedley Butler Bench at your Friends Prep school, the Haverford School, is just one honor that people who agree with your comments that "War is a Racket" and your observation about having been "a muscleman for Big Business" and "a gangster for capitalism" are literally all too true. We know that you're right and it is still true. Thank you, General for your courage in telling us the truth. Sorry to say that it is all too rare.
- Cheryl
 Added: Jun. 9, 2014
 

- Dan
 Added: May. 25, 2014
 
During his Senate campaign, Butler spoke out forcefully supporting the veterans bonus. Veterans of World War I, many of whom had been out of work since the beginning of the Great Depression, sought immediate cash payment of Service Certificates granted to them eight years earlier supported by the General.
- John Dowdy
 Added: May. 23, 2014
 
I chose these flowers because they are Forget Me Not's. You will never be forgotten by any true American. You gave your all and then some. I salute you Sir for allowing us all to enjoy our freedoms because of the sacrifice you gave to make us free. You are a great American and I hope and pray that your sacrifice is never taken for granted. Hand Salute!
- Msgt.F.L.Thompson Ret
 Added: May. 23, 2014
 

- Msgt.F.L.Thompson Ret
 Added: May. 23, 2014
 
God Bless You (G B Y) and all who do as well the ones which come to view here too! Thank you for your service!+++++Major General Butler had received 16 medals, five for heroism. He is one of 19 men to twice receive the Medal of Honor, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and the Medal of Honor, and the only Marine to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions.........................................The highest rank authorized at that time, and 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.
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 14, 2014
 
General Butler you saved the United States from a take over in 1933, Thank god for men like you and god bless and RIP.
- william grear
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
 
thank you for serving our country.rest in peace
- colin smith
 Added: Apr. 14, 2014
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 1, 2013
 
Wow! A true hero. your deeds impacted the world. You saved our elected govenment from being overtrown. You had more than one life to give for our country and you gave them ALL! Thank You.
- HEM
 Added: Oct. 17, 2013
 
A TRUE American Hero. Rest in Peace Sir
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 2, 2013
 
SEMPER FIDELIS
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 31, 2013
 
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jul. 31, 2013
 

- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
 

- R I P
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
 
Thank you for your most valued service. May you rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
 
Happy Birthday
- Republican
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
 
Semper Fi!
- Larsen Paul
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
 

- la vita eterna
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
 

- Nancy Gibson Lowe
 Added: Jul. 1, 2013
 

- David Green
 Added: Jun. 22, 2013
 

- PrairiePhoenix
 Added: Jun. 21, 2013
 

- A Marine Wife
 Added: Jun. 21, 2013
 

- Sgt. Rock
 Added: Jun. 21, 2013
 
I do disagree with your support of the anti-war America First opposed to the Nazis and Fascists. We did have to confront them. But you were right about the "racket" of those Caribbean "police actions" for big business. We still have that. And thanks for saving the govenment in that 1934 plot against it by Wall Street. In my book you are a genuine hero General Butler.
- J.B.
 Added: May. 28, 2013
 
Remembering You on Memorial Day 2013
- Lazer
 Added: May. 27, 2013
 
I wish to offer my apologies to all readers who may have been offended by my posting referring to George Patton as a "mealy-mouthed wimp". This is the first time I made such a remark in print; when I say it verbally, people can tell by my facial expression that I am joking. Patton was definitely neither "mealy-mouthed" nor a "wimp"; he seems to be the standard by which all other military personnel are measured. I simply felt that Smedley Butler EXCEEDED that standard (my opinion only) and make a poorly worded joke about it. Thank you for understanding and again, my apologies to anyone who was offended.
- Maria Schnell
 Added: May. 24, 2013
 

- J Spencer
 Added: Apr. 30, 2013
 
Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.
- CHS
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013
 
I am a former Marine, retired from Army. MG Butler is still my hero. When I tell friends about him, they want to compare him to George Patton. I tell them not to mention that mealy-mouthed wimp in the same breath with Smedley Butler. The only Army General who is comparable to MG Butler is MG Sidney Schachnow (Special Forces - Green Berets; they are probably the only two 20th century generals who entered the service as high-school dropouts. MG Butler joined the Marines as a 16-year-old 2LT (he lied about his age). The school he dropped out of (the Haverford Academy) gave him a certificate of completion. MG Schachnow is a Lithuanian Jew who survived the Holocaust. His family emigrated to the US. He got engaged to a Catholic woman; this caused a family rift, so MG Schachnow dropped out of HS and enlisted in the Army so he would be able to support a family. After learning English as a second language, getting a GED, and accumulating some college credits, he was commissioned as a 2LT. He completed his bachelor and master degrees before being promoted to MG. He also picked up an honorary PhD. Ironically, he commanded that last American troops to occupy the city of West Berlin, before the reunification of Germany. I served under MG Schachnow's command while stationed at Ft Bragg NC.I am a lover of horses and cats. MG Schachnow is a horse lover. My favorite picture of MG Butler shows him cuddling his favorite cat, which proves he had more guts than that mealy-mouthed wimp Patton!!
- Maria Schnell
 Added: Apr. 1, 2013
 
God bless you. Semper Fi.
- Wisteria
 Added: Feb. 19, 2013
 
"A Marine's Marine! Semper Fi"
- Walter Thomas Baschnagel and Mary Smith Baschnagel
 Added: Feb. 13, 2013
 
Maybe you were slighly off opposing any policies against the Axis that could lead to war, but generally you are right about it being a racket. Your bravery remains there in your record, and that includes demolishing that plot against FDR in 1934.
- J.B.
 Added: Jan. 31, 2013
 

- SUSIE
 Added: Dec. 3, 2012
 

- James Snow
 Added: Jul. 30, 2012
 
You'll be happy to know the son of your aide, Lucian C. Whitaker, who you nick named skipper on the way back from the Philippines, played for the Boston Celtics and had a distinguished marine career. Your heroism is stopping the coup against Roosevelt is not forgotten, (although most of it is still classified)
- Dave B
 Added: Jul. 14, 2012
 

- Republican
 Added: Jun. 21, 2012
 
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