Abram E. Stoner

Abram E. Stoner



Aug 24, 1922 - May 31, 1950
BIRTHPLACE: Talmage, Kansas


HONORED BY: Freeman Family


Abram Edward Stoner, Jr. the oldest son of Abram E. and Esther Stoner was born August 24, 1922 in Talmage, Kansas. He passed away May 31, 1950 following a heart attack at him home in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He was 27 years, 9 months and 7 days old. He attended the Harvey school and the Talmage high school and graduated from the Dickinson County Community high school in 1940. In the fall of 1940 he went to California and took a course at the Western Air College at Alhambra and following the completion of the course worked for Lockhead Aircraft at Burbank, California. In the spring of 1943 he enlisted in the navy and joined the Sea Bees. He took basic training at Norfolk, Virginia and then served a year in the Aleutian Islands. He then was transferred to the 133rd battalion which was attached to the Fourth Marine Corps and took training in Hawaii. He took part in the invasion and the capture of Iwo Jima and saw the memorable flag raising on Iwo Jima. He was awarded the Presidential citation for bravery beyond the call of duty for his service there. After the war he served two years in Tsingtao, China and later at Frankfort, Germany with the Berlin Air Lift. He was a construction mechanic, first class, stationed at Westoyer Airbase in Westfield, Massachusetts at the time of his death. He was married to Louella Hess on March 11, 1948. He is buried in the Prairiedale Cemetery in Tamalge, Kansas.