|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 1942|
United States Navy,
World War II,
Casualty of War,
Francis Merrill Stone, S 1st Class, served aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Smith and lost his life October 26th, 1942, when a Japanese dive bomber landed on the ship gunner section and killed 52 of the ship's crew.
Francis was the son of Roy Stone and Rosa Wall Stone of Rout#1 Somerset, Kentucky.
The Stone family had another son who was a member of the
United States Navy; Harold Roger Stone who died October 25th, 1944 as a casualty of war. They died almost two years apart and their bodies were never found. The Stone family also had two other sons who served in the United States Navy during World War II. Forest Loyd Stone who died in 1957, and Roy "Junior" Stone Jr. who died in 1993. Both were buried in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky. Another son Gilbert Stone, served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. Another sister, Violet Stone Caldwell, died in 1983.
Family members returned to Pulaski County for the services and invited family and friends to join them at the cemetery. Surviving family members included Gilbert Stone of Lexington, Kentucky; Norma Domanica of Spring Grove, Illinois, Janet Vaught of Orleans, Indiana, and Anna Stone of Somerset, Kentucky, along with 17 nieces and nephews.
NOTE: There is a Memorial in the Mill Springs Cemetery to the two Stone brothers who died almost two years apart has a casualty of war and their bodies were never recovered.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF FRANCIS,
1 Thessalonians 4. 16-18
(King James Version)
16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Note: Obituary information courtesy of family.
Mill Springs National Cemetery
Plot: MA, O, 4
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Mar 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25618396
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