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.
My mother was one busy bee growing up. Besides her many educational, recreational and musical activities, she made scrapbooks as a teenager that proves her busyness. She saved all kinds of programs, ticket stubs and newspaper clippings from 1937 to 1942 when she...read more
Dad flew the Hump from October 1944 to April 1945 as a pilot and copilot. Flying a C-87 or C-109 was not a one-man job. Dad needed a crew to succeed in transporting aviation fuel, parts, other kinds of supply and personnel on round trip flights from Tezpur, India to...read more
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
Judson I. Stone
PO Box 202593
Arlington, TX 76006