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Frank E. Stoner, American army officer. Decorated D.S. M., World Wars I and II; North American and Victory ribbons, Army of Occupation Ribbon, European Service ribbon, World World War II; Mexican Border and Defense Service medals (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (French); Commander Cross of British Empire. Awarded: Marconi Distinguished Society medal, 1946.


Stoner, Frank E. was born on December 25, 1894 in Vancouver, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Frederick Mayer and Alice A. (La Voy) Stoner.


Student United States Military Academy, 1915-1916. Graduate Signal Corps School, 1928, Command and General staff schedul, 1937, Army Industrial College, 1940.


Began as private 145t Infantry, United States Army, 1914. Sergeant, 1916; second in command Lieutenant, Philippines Scouts, 1917. Advanced through grades to major general, 1944.

Serivce in Philippines, 1917-1924. Professor military science and tactics, Dallas High School, 1922-1923. In charge War Department Message Center and War Department Radio Net., Washington, 1928-1932.

Duty with Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System, Seattle, 1932-1936. Signal officer 5th Army Corps, 1940. Signal officer 3d Army, 1941.

Assigned to Office of Chief Signal Officer, Washington, 1942. Became assistant chief signal officer, 1945. Appointed director telecommunications United Nations, 1947.

Consultant Department State, since 1952.


Married Deah D. Gilroy, August 31, 1917. Children: Frank Gilroy, Larry Ballard.

Frederick Mayer Stoner

Alice A. (La Voy) Stoner

Deah D. Gilroy

Frank Gilroy Stoner

Larry Ballard Stoner