Belleau Wood Sector, Officers of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine, June 18, 1918 | Lt(JG) Gordon Grimland Medical Corps USN, Lt George WHITE Medical Corps USN, 1/Lt Graves B. Erskine USMC, Capt Egbert V. Lloyd USMC, Capt Randolph T. Zane USMC, Major Thomas Holcomb USMC, 1/Lt Clifton B. Cates USMC, Capt Bailey M. Coffenberg USMC , 1/Lt Emmons J. Stockwell US Army, 1/Lt Amos Shinkle USMC, 1/Lt John W. Overton USMC, 1/Lt John G. Schneider USMC
First Sergeant Dan Daly, 73rd Machine Gun Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines at the Battle of Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierry, France 1918. Dual Medal of Honor recipient, Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross. Famous for having supposedly made the statement "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?" during the Battle of Belleau Wood to motivate his men to fight.
"I have only two men out of my company and twenty out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." - US Marine Clifton B. Cates during the Battle of Belleau Wood, July 1918.
After 20 days of intense fighting, the Marines won the Battle of Belleau Wood June 7, 1918. Due to their relentless spirit, Marines earned the nickname Teufelhunden, or “Devil Dog,” from the surviving German soldiers.