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What are you waiting for? GO!

You must be crazy."
"Crazy ain't the half of it.
~ Pierson and Daniels on refusing his honorable discharge.

Ronald "Red" Daniels (born February 5, 1925) is an American blonde haired and blue eyed WW2 veteran, who serves as the main protagonist, and main playable character in Call of Duty: WWII.

He is portrayed by Brett Zimmermann and Steele Stebbins, who plays him younger.

He is also from Longview, Texas, and is married to a brunette named Hazel Daniels. He accidentally let his brother, Paul, down when he didn't kill a wolf in time. Paul died of his wombs, devastating Red, who would often speak of him during the campaign.

As he's in the military, he vows to not let down his "frenemy" sergeant named William Pierson. Robert Zussman is his best friend in the U. S. Army and he also befriends Drew Stiles and Frank Aiello, two other soldiers. A lieutenant named Joseph Turner was strict, but heroic and fair to Daniels. He was killed by the Nazis during the battle on Hill 493. Daniels and his wife, Hazel, named their newborn son Joseph Turner Daniels, in Turner's honor.


Early Life

Ronald Daniels was born on February 5, 1925, in Longview, Texas to Emmet Daniels, and is the younger brother to Paul. When he was young, Red and his brother Paul went into the woods to hunt down wolves, who were killing their cattle. The two were attacked by a wolf, and Red attempted to load his rifle to kill it, but Paul was able to do so without him. Paul gave a lecture to Red on being scared, and succumbed to his wounds, leaving Red devastated.

Red would meet and fall in love with Hazel, and later marry before joining the United States Army. He presumably enlisted into the military after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and was sent to basic training with other recruits.

At boot camp, he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and the 16th Infantry Regiment. At camp, he met Robert Zussman, admitting he hated during their first week, but they soon became best friends.

World War II



  • He is about 5'11 and 165 lbs.
  • He is presumably of English, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish descent.
  • He has unique stealth takedowns, able to strangle a soldier with his arms.
  • His first name and nickname come from Glen Schofield's father who passed away during the making of Call of Duty: WWII.
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