Biography

Stanley "Champ" McDaniel joined Company C, 23rd Marines on the 2nd of October 1942. He was a newly minted 2ndLt and during the next three and one half years Champ McDaniel held every position that a commissioned officer could occupy in a Rifle Company. Rifle Platoon Leader, Weapons Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and in the fall of 1944 he became Company Commander. He participated in the capture of Roi-Namur, Saipan and Iwo Jima. He was wounded on the 19th of June, 1944 on Saipan and the 3rd of March, 1945 on Iwo Jima. He was Weapons Platoon Leader on Roi-Namur and Saipan and Company Commander on Iwo Jima. Champ was a highly respected leader during his time in Company C. He will always be known as Captain McDaniel to former Company members who served in Company C during his tenure. His final rank in the Marine Corps was Major. Following is a series of links that lead to various documents dealing with Champ's time in the Marine Corps and Company C, 23rd Marines.