Who is Smedley Butler?
aka: The Fighting Quaker, Old Gimlet
Eye and Old Duckboard
lived: July 30, 1881 - June 21, 1940 served: 34 years in USMC
awarded: Navy Medal of Honor
Navy Medal of Honor
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
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the most decorated US Marine at the time of his
death. Realizing wars are fought for corporate
interests, Butler became a critic of US war
profiteering. He gave speeches in hopes of saving young military men's lives. He ultimately wrote book, 'Wor is Racket', where he explained, through his military experience, the truth about war and the consequences of fighting them.
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