Smedley Butler’s Death – Cause and Date

Smedley Butler Death Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) July 30, 1881

Death Date June 21, 1940

Age of Death 58 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Profession War Hero

The war hero Smedley Butler died at the age of 58. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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

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

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I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.

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I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.

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For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it.

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I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General.

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Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few – the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.

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