Take a seat on the flight to almost everywhere as Colonel Frederic A. Stone, M.D. grows up into manhood fretting about what career path to take and thinking that a military track will limit his life experiences. He chooses the Army anyway in February 1941 and starts on the adventure of his life---one that will surprise even him and far exceed anything he could imagine. Visit 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 find that dreams can be fulfilled in the most unexpected ways through a 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 this flight to everywhere.
The Stone ancestors arrived in Massachusetts in 1635 and settled in Watertown. Eventually the family migrated from Vermont to Mexico, NY. Frederic was born in Mexico, but grew up in Brooklyn, Utica and Carthage. After the war he followed his older brother into medicine. Following medical school he received further training in Los Angeles where he returned to active duty in the Air Force. When he completed his training his active duty assignments included Shaw, Travis, K.I. Sawyer, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Nellis and K. I. Sawyer(twice). He was the hospital commander at Sawyer (two times) and Nellis. In 1992-1994 he and Nella served in Malawi, Africa with the Presbyterian church. After they returned to the States, they were instrumental in developing a continuingpartnership between the Northern New York Synod and the church in Malawi that continues to this day.