Private First Class Daniel Spunkmeyer was a dropship chief weapons officer in the United States Colonial Marine Corps. In 2179, he was a part of the platoon of marines dispatched aboard the USS Sulaco on a rescue mission to the Weyland-Yutani owned terraforming colony, "Hadley's Hope" on Acheron LV-426.
Mission to LV-426
After Hicks called in for a pickup, Ferro ordered Spunkmeyer back to the dropship; as he ran inside the ramp, he touched slime left by a xenomorph. He tried to notify Ferro of his discovery, but she ordered him to get to her. He was last seen closing the ramp. He was either killed by the alien on board, or in the subsequent crash.
- The wreckage of Ferro and Spunkmeyer's dropship can be spotted during the Aliens: Colonial Marines mission "No Hope on Hadley"
- Spunkmeyer's locker can be found in the mission "Distress" in Aliens Colonial Marines