FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) – A Fairfield man who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism as a 20-year-old lieutenant in World War II has died at the age of 83.

The Spear-Miller Funeral Home confirms that Michael J. Daly died at his home on Friday.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman for valor in combat. The award was for actions Daly took on April 18, 1945 in Nuremberg, Germany.

According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Web site, Daly engaged in 4 single-handed fire fights to protect his men, by killing 15 Germans, silencing 3 enemy machine guns and wiping out an entire enemy patrol.

Daly was later promoted to captain.

Funeral services are set for Tuesday.

Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

AP-ES-07-26-08 1519EDT

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.