When they arrived at Trujillo however they heard gunfire and came upon a battle in progress that had been waged for 55 hours between rebels called Bonillista and Honduran government soldiers at a local fort. LeJeune and Smedley D. In November 1934 Butler told the committee that one Gerald P.
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30 1881 – June 21 1940) was a Major General in the U. In his 1935 book War is a Racket he described the workings of the military-industrial complex and after retiring from service became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans pacifists and church groups in the 1930s. Butler never met with any of the principals and the individuals supposedly involved all denied the existence of a plot.