Colonel George Andress Stone, Civil Air Patrol, 1902-1948, was the first Chairman of the Civil Air Patrol Board, serving from August 1947 to August 1948, and also served as Ohio Wing Commander from 1942 to 1947.
Colonel Stone, was one of the authors plus an instrumental force in preparing and lobbing to get Public Law 476 passed. It was approved, and signed in to law by President Harry S. Truman on 1 July 1946.
Colonel Stone was killed when he and the Ohio Wing Liaison Officer Captain Harry Lee King, United States Air Force were leaving National Headquarters at Bolling Air Force Base to return to Ohio when their airplane crashed just outside of Washington D.C. in August 1948.
Colonel Stone and Captain King are buried in a common grave at Arlington National Cemetery the inscription headstone is “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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