Smedley Butler

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Birthday
30, 1881
Birthplace
West Chester, PA
Death Date
Jun 21, 1940 (58)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1881
Birthplace
West Chester, PA
Death Date
Jun 21, 1940 (58)

About

Decorated U.S. Marine who was an outspoken opponent of American overseas military intervention.

Before Fame

He took part in the Boxer Rebellion in China and was awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor.

Trivia

He began to hold pacifist political views during the 1930s, and he published a well-received book that criticized the military-industrial complex.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife, Ethel Conway Peters.

Associated With

Mark Hatfield was another war veteran whose experience led him to become a pacifist.