Charles H. Stone was born 6-NOV 1934 in His parents were Hallie Othello Stone (1901-1980) and Jessie Alene Howard (1905-1981). He had one sister; Doris. He was a graduate of Southwest High School and Parks Air College. He lived at 7062 Lindenwood Place in St. Louis, with his wife Marylyn Behnken Stone and their three children; Ronald, Catherine and Christopher.

Charles Stone was a Major in U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. He experienced a traumatic event which resulted in loss of life on 2-FEB 1972. The recorded circumstances attributed to: “Died through non-hostile action”. Incident location: Thailand, Kien Hoa province. On 2- FEB 1972, his USAF F-105G from the 17th Wild Weasel Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, suffered an engine failure on take-off. The plane’s Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet engine flamed out due to a faulty fuel line connection. The aircraft crashed and pilot MAJ Charles H. Stone was killed. His electronic warfare officer survived.

Charles is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. He is honored on Panel 2W, Row 103 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Charles H. Stone was awarded the Air Medal.

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