A Last Chapter
of the Greatest
One Man’s Story
A Biographical Microcosom of the Greatest Generation
Take a seat on the flight to almost anywhere as Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D. grows into manhood fretting about what career path to take and thinking in February 1941 and starts the adventure of his life – one that will surprise even him and far exceed anything he could imagine. Visit the places in the U.S. and around the world that you might never have known existed or even thought about visiting. join this member of the greatest generation as he finds that dreams can be fulfilled in the most unexpected ways through career, marriage and fatherhood, and ambitions.
The greatest generation is shrinking rapidly and Frederic A. Stone was a last chapter of it. He left a legacy in aviation, medicine, missions, and friendship to humanity. Let his story inspire you to trust in God with your dreams and ambitions. You, too, will be surprised on his flight to everywhere.
About The Author
Dr. Judson I. Stone
Judson I Stone is the corporate chaplain for First Rate, Inc., a wealth management software company, located in north Arlington, Texas with offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hyderabad, India and Hong Kong. He has served in this capacity since 2005. He provides pastoral care to employees and their families, assists in helping employees wrestle with what faith and business can look like as an integrated expression of life, helps oversee the company’s contributions program, organizes company events and Homes of Hope house building mission trips to Mexico and other countries.
Dad and his crew departed Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, September 24, 1941 in a brand new C-87 (44-39271), made in Dearborn, Michigan. The C-87 was a cargo version of the B-24. The first stop was at Morrison Field in Miami, Florida. Dad’s copilot Lt. Roland E....read more
The United States military provided entertainment to its personnel and movies were one form. Lt. Roland E.Speckman was my Dad’s copilot to India in September-October 1944. He mentioned the following movies in his letters to his wife Mary. He viewed a couple of the...read more
Dad was a World War II transport pilot with the Army Air Force. He kept his copy of the World War II Army-Navy Song and Service Book for Ship and field (1942 edition). Like many of his books, the hymnal became a file cabinet for clippings. He also pasted a copy of the...read more
After Dad died in April 2014, I began to sort through his and Mom’s belongs that were in storage. I began to find things in boxes that I had never seen before. I found his World War II flight boots and uniforms, his Chit, awards, letters, and a host of other things....read more
My Dad served in a surgical practice with Dr. Wendell Mitchell Levi, Jr. in Sumter, SC from August 1971 to August 1975. They formed the Sumter Surgical Associates. They built a new office during their time together. Dr. Levi penned a memoir of his surgical experiences...read more
nowing history shows us that a team effort is necessary to win a war. What kind of war are you fighting that calls for a team effort? I am going to tell you a story from my dad’s experience as a World War II pilot that’s supports my thesis that it...read more
Judson I. Stone
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Arlington, TX 76006