Lt. Gen. Pedro del Valle; a True American Hero, But Not for the Reasons You May Think

Lt. Gen. Pedro del Valle, USMC, American Hero.

In spite of the fact that I’m old enough to draw Social Security, I still have heroes. To be honest, I’m of the opinion that if any given individuals claim they no longer have any personal heroes, those poor souls have probably hit the highest level that one could reach in their obvious narcissism.

But for the readers who are unfamiliar with my posts, my heroes include the likes of Sergent Major Dan Daly (two Medals of Honor, one Navy Cross); Pope St. Pius X (outspoken critic of everything leftist); Gunnery Sergent John “Manila John” Basilone (Medal of Honor, Navy Cross); Bl. Pope Urban II (in his call for a Holy Crusade, he united Europe for the first time since the days of Charlemagne).

Allow me to add another name; Lieutenant General Pedro del Valle, USMC. What… you say you’ve never heard of him? There’s a reason for that.

But just a bit of background. Born in Puerto Rico as a subject to the Spanish Crown in 1893, after the US acquired the island in the wake of the Spanish-American War, the populace was automatically classified as US nationals.

Midshipman del Valle, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. 1915.

After receiving an appointment to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis from Governor George R. Colton, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps in 1915. From 1916 to 1933, he saw combat in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba.

When WWII broke-out, del Valle was one of the preeminent artillerymen in the Corps. Participating in combat operations during the Battles of Guadalcanal, Guam, and finally, Okinawa. Eventually promoted as the Commanding General, Third Corps Artillery, Third Amphibious Corps.

Gen. del Valle ended the war as the CG (Commanding General) of the First Marine Division during the Battle of Okinawa.

OK, so he’s a certified badass. Is that it? Hardly.

It’s what del Valle did after he retired from the Marine Corps.

It was in 1953 that he founded the anti-Communist and anti-Globalist, pro-America patriotic organization named the Defenders of the American Constitution (DAC).

What!!?? Communist and One-World Government operators firmly embedded in our own federal government back in the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s? Nooo… well, yes.

Sen. Joe McCarthy was far from some wild-eyed conspiracy nut, regardless of what the Leftie-controlled media tells you.

Specifically, here’re just a few examples;

  • Julius and Ethel Rosenburg. He was employed as a civilian engineer with the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
  • Alger Hiss. Not only a high ranking official at the State Department, Hiss was also instrumental in the founding of the United Nations.
  • Harry Dexter White. Was actually the official Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. Upon leaving Treasury, White was the driving force in founding both the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank.

In all fairness, Hiss was never tried for espionage due to the statute of limitations time had passed. Golly gee, how could THAT have happened? But he was found guilty of perjury. Even though that’s just a minor victory, I’ll take that as a win.

As far as White is concerned, he just so happened to have died before the case really got moving. Golly gee, how could THAT have happened?

However, as cited by,

“The complicity of Alger Hiss of the State Department seems settled. As does that of Harry Dexter White of the Treasury Department.”

– Report of the U.S. Senate Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy (“Moynihan Commission”), 1997

Keep in mind, this commission was chaired by Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Democrat of New York.

Yes, General del Valle knew damn good and well that the enemy was already through the gates.

One other bit of info I’d like to cite regarding Gen. del Valle and the DAC, here’s a bit of a surprisingly objective paper written by the decidedly left-of-center academic, Kevin Coogan, as cited by;


The belief that any participation in global institutions such as the United Nations poses a clear threat to national sovereignty has been a cornerstone of the Anglo-American far right stretching back to the 1950s. This study examines one of the earliest of such groups, the Defenders of the American Constitution (DAC), an organization of retired high ranking American military officers that was founded in 1953 and led by former Marine Corps Lieutenant General Pedro del Valle (1893-1978).

I also look at the DAC’s British counterpart, Arthur Keith (A.K.) Chesterton’s League of Empire Loyalists (LEL), which was founded in 1954. The DAC and LEL continually warned against what they claimed was an attempt by murky international conspirators to strip U.S. and U.K. citizens of all vestiges of national sovereignty and patriotic feeling in order to reduce them to helpless slaves of a vast police state administered under the banner of the United Nations. Anti-globalist arguments first developed by groups like the DAC and LEL in the early 1950s continue to resonate inside the far right militia movement today. The DAC and LEL were equally obsessed with the notion that there existed an organized Jewish conspiracy intent on building a “One World Order.” Although both groups were fiercely anti-Semitic, neither of them was “Nazi.” Appeals – both overt and covert – to National Socialism were absent from their publications. The DAC and LEL existed in a twilight world that included far right military men, religious fundamentalists, Franco supporters, staunch segregationists and longtime anti-Semites. It is the core conspiratorial anti-Semitic belief structure of both organizations that places them well beyond the confines of conventional political discourse.


The stereotype of the American far rightist as a buffoonish figure with little sense of the outside world could not be less apt when looking at Pedro del Valle, the DAC’s founder and leader until his death in 1978 at age 85.