Hope Amidst Hardship with Chief Joseph Daly

We are honored to have Joseph Daly on the show with us today. Joseph is the Chief of Police for Springfield Township and a former U.S. Marine, serving two tours in Vietnam. During his time of service, Joseph received a Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and the Purple Heart. 

Join us as Joseph reflects on his remarkable journey from the battlefields of Vietnam to a lifelong career in law enforcement. Throughout our conversation, Joseph reflects on the challenges he faced upon returning home and the vital role that camaraderie and seeking help played in his healing process.

Stay tuned for a powerful reminder that, even in the face of adversity, there is always hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

0:00 – Intro
1:30 – Joseph’s time in service
4:16 –Joseph’s battle with survivor guilt + functioning post-traumatic stress
8:45 – Finding support and closure through connecting with fellow veterans
10:27 – Joseph’s transition from the military to the police force
12:58 – Seeking help without hesitation + treating others with kindness
16:13 – Joseph’s message of hope for our listeners

JOSEPH J. DALY

Joseph J. Daly started his career as a police officer in March of 1970 and has served as the Springfield Township Chief of Police since January 2009. Prior to police work, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967 to 1969, where he was promoted and served as Combat Field Sergeant. He completed two tours in Vietnam, finishing his last tour as a Weapons Platoon Commander. During his service, Joseph received a Bronze Star, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and the Purple Heart. 

Married: For 52 years to Donna, three children; Denis (Wife Amy), Donna Noga (Husband Christopher), and Tracy O’Connell (Husband Paul). Five grandchildren; Olivia Payton Noga, Matthew Joseph Daly, Nicholas Christopher Noga, Allison Paige Daly, and Paul Joseph O’Connell

Education: Monsignor Bonner High School, FBI National Academy, Law Enforcement-related courses with Temple and Penn State Universities, Carnegie Leadership School, University of Virginia Executive Development, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development course

Hobbies: Spending time with grandchildren, reading, fishing and physical fitness

EPISODE LINKS

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

https://www.va.gov/

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

RESOURCES

Need immediate help? Contact the Veterans Crisis Line via phone, text or online chat. Dial 988 then Press 1 or text 838255 or use the online chat at https://bit.ly/3OunXzg

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Information on how to apply for VA Healthcare Benefits from anywhere in the USA: https://bit.ly/40PtrrN or call 877-222-8387 (M-F 8am-8pm EST)

To apply for veteran’s benefits and find resources in Pennsylvania veterans need to contact their County Office of Veterans Affairs as listed in this document: https://bit.ly/3m8PBWS

View more about PA’s resources for veterans:  https://bit.ly/416cf0Q

Financial support for Untold Valor is provided by a Veterans’ Trust Fund grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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