Specifically the US Marines of the Fifth Regiment and Sergeant Major Dan "the Man" Daly Two-time winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor first for his actions in China and this time out for the Battle of Belleau Wood. Sergeant Major Dan Daly was a Roman Catholic AND a Knight of Columbus in addition to being one of the Greatest Marines who ever lived ! Semper Fi, Sergeant Major Daly!
If he fought for the US in World War I, he was on the wrong side, no matter how brave he was. Good men can be misled by their governments. I admire J.R.R. Tolkien, but I still think he and other Allied soldiers found themselves on what turned out to be the wrong side in that war. My anger is not at the ordinary soldiers but at the Allied governments, especially that of Woodrow Wilson, and their revolutionary & vindictive agenda.
Your arrogance really knows no bounds.
Not only as a non-Catholic do you presume to tell Catholics what they should believe, but as a non-military man, much less a non-Marine do you question what side of the war not only a US Marine fought on, but one who was a Traditional Catholic (only kind there was then), a Knight of Columbus, of Irish descent, and 2 time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner.
In 1900, during the Boxer Rebellion, he received his first Medal of Honor for single-handedly defending his position against repeated attacks and inflicted casualties of around 200 on the attacking Boxers.
His second Medal of Honor came fifteen years later. On the night of October 24, 1915, he was part of a group of 35 Marines who were ambushed by a force of approximately 400 Cacos (Haitian bandits). 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.
Daly's battle cry, delivered during the fighting in the Battle of Belleau Wood, in June 1918, came as the Marines were taking a terrific pounding on the outskirts of Lucy le Bocage at the fringe of Belleau Wood. Daly chose to order an attack, and, leaping forward, yelled to his tired men, "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?" For this and other actions during the battle, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the second Highest Military award.
During World War I, Daly served from 4 November 1917 to 21 April 1919, participating in combat in the Toulon Sector (March-May 1918); Aisne Operations (June 1918); and the Chateau-Thierry Sector (Belleau Wood, June 1918). During this operation, on June 5 and at the risk of his life, he extinguished a fire in the ammunition dump at Lucy le Bocage. Two days later, while the same sector was under one of its heaviest bombardments, he visited all machine gun crews of his company, then posted over a wide section of the front, cheering his men.
On June 10, single-handed, he attacked an enemy machine gun emplacement, capturing it by the use of hand grenades and an automatic pistol. On the same date, during an enemy attack on the village of Bouresches, he brought in wounded under heavy fire.
A complete list of SgtMaj Daly's decorations and medals includes two Medal of Honor; the Navy Cross; 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; Medaille Militaire; Croix de Guerre with Palm; and the Fourragere (the last three awards from the French government).
Again, my blood relatives suffered and died because of the British Crown.
I made the trips to the places where there are marked graves...as well as to the sites where the English anonymously dumped their bodies.
Don't slander me by saying I hate the English. I don't. I hate their government for what it did to my people and specifically my family, my blood.
Unlike most who claim Irish descent, my family stayed. We did not drink the soup offered by the protestants. We survived and so did our Catholic Faith.
I take being called "an Americanist" by the likes of you as a compliment.
As one of the PM's I received on this stated so eloquently, "he wouldn't have the stones to say this to your face, Marine."