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Benjamin "Buddy" Joseph Arthur Stoney

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Born October 10, 1921, Butte County
Died June 6 1944, Killed In Action in Normandy
Buried in the American Cemetery near Colleville, Normandy
Grave H 10 39
Saint Laurent (Permanent Cemetery)
Saint Laurent, France
Service Branch Army
Rank Tec 4
Rating or Job Paratrooper
Unit 506th Parachute Infantry, "Easy" Company, 101st Airborne Division,
Campaign D-Day
Military Citations Purple Heart
Honors  
Family Mother: Zena Geraldine Clark Stoney
Father: Robert Martell Stoney
Brothers: Martell Clark Stoney, James "Jimmy" Tracy Stoney, Vernon "Chick" Elwood Stoney.
Grandfather: Frank Clark
Half-brothers: Daniel Q. Mullins, Pat Mullins
Step-father: Daniel P. Mullins
Notes Konkow Maidu from Yankee Hill, CA
Service No. 39530033
Enlisted April 8, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA
Sources Valeria Gallone, Andora, Italy
National Archives, findagrave.com
Mementos Sgt. Stoney's death in Normandy was brought to our attention by a private researcher, Valeria Gallone, living in Andora, Italy. She provided us with three of the photos seen here, plus an amazing account of his fate and her fascinating connection with this Butte County soldier.
(read Ms. Gallone's story)

We only had this snippet of information on Sgt. Stoney, found by Stu Shaner, until we were contacted by Ms. Gallone in 2012.

Sgt Stoney's headstone in Normandy 

Sgt. Stoney's grave marker in Normandy

Sgt. Stoney's brother at Normandy grave   Sgt. Stoney's brother at Normandy 2016 

Sergeant Stoney's brother at the Normandy gravesite, D-Day Anniversary 2016

  Sgt. Stoney with his outfit in Ft. Bragg

Sgt. Stoney with his outfit, 101st Airborne, at Ft. Bragg, NC.
(back row, far right)

  Sgt Stoney news clipBenjamin Stoney (2nd from right) on long march of December '42 from Camp Toccoa to Atlanta.
  Zena Clark

Zena Clark in center on horse back.

(courtesy of www.maidu.com)

  Zena Clark gravestone

Zena Clark's grave marker in the Clark Cemetery at Yankee Hill, near Oroville, CA

Many of Sgt. Stoney's family are buried here.

  Clark Cemetery Yankee Hill

Clark family cemetery in Yankee Hill, CA