A native of Cincinatti, Ohio, Rear Admiral Michael was appomited to the U.S. Naval Acadamy in 1916. He graduated in 1919.
After service in battleships and destroyers, he completed flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1925. During World War II, he commanded the seaplane tenders, Matagorda and Golsborough, The escort carrier Nassau and the light carrier Cabot.
Rear Admiral Michael participated in the battle for Tarawa, Guam, Saipan, Truk, Phillipine Sea and Leyte Gulf.
He was twice awarded the nation’s second highest decoration, the Navy Cross, for heroism while in command of the USS Cabot. Promoted to Commodore in 1945, he served as Commanding Officer of NAS Alameda and Commander of air bases in Northern California until 1948. He retired from the Navy as a Rear Admiral in 1949.
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To Whom It May Concern,
I am Stanley J. Michael’s granddaughter, daughter of Jane Michael.
I never got to meet him. I wasn’t told much about him. I was adopted.
Jane died 4 years ago. She told me that he had my photo at his side when he died.
If anyone sees this who knew him, please contact me. It would mean the world to me.
I am also looking for anyone who knew Richard G. Halton, (U.S.N. engineer)
my adoptive father.
Sincerely, Ann Halton
My father served under you grandfather on the USS Cabot in the Marine Detachment. He was highly respected by thr men from what my father related. When guys were trying to sleep in passageways and the like during extended operations if he was passing by they would attempt to come to attention and he always told them as remain as you were. A good officer looking out for his men.