THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to
FIRST LIEUTENANT STANLEY C. MC DANIEL,
for service as set forth in the following
"For meritorious achievement as a Mortar Section Commander of Company C, First Battalion, Twenty-third Marines, Fourth Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Saipan, Marianas Islands, 17 June 1944. A determined and aggressive fighter, First Lieutenant McDaniel boldly exposed himself to relentless Japanese fire in order to make observations which would enable him to direct his section's fire more accurately and, until wounded, rendered valuable assistance to his commanding officer in directing the emplacement of a machine gun from an adjacent unit on his company's flank and in coordinating the activities of both groups. Under attack with his men throughout this process, First Lieutenant McDaniel, by his zealous efforts and cool courage, contributed materially to the success of his company's mission, and his selfless devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
First Lieutenant McDaniel is authorized to wear the Combat "V".
For the President
S/ James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy