Stanley Stephen Gaston

Private First Class
Army of the United States
24 March 1947 - 09 January 1969
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Panel 35W Line 059

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Stanley S Gaston

The database page for Stanley Stephen Gaston

May 26, 2001

I think of you every time I pass the places we played ball, went to school, went fishing. Time is slipping by and I have the privilege you were not granted of nearing "senior" status. I carry your memory with me always and I will stand at your graveside this year on Memorial Day as usual to maintain that bond, my friend. Our old friends are also slipping away to join you now and I know those reunions must be something.

I miss you, my friend.

Dave Gallaher

28 Apr 2007

Stan was a few years ahead of me in school but we knew each other from playing a lot of basketball together. Stan was a very funny guy who never seemed to have a bad day. I looked up to Stan for his humor and his "cool". A big part of Mount Washington went missing when Stan left for the Army.

I know you are in Heaven, Stan. And I know you must be laughing at this underclassman who typed this. God Bless You, Stanley Gaston.

From a friend and "underclassman",
Ray Luppe

16 Jul 2007


I found this site by accident. I was a friend of your sister, Nancy Gaston. We were neighborhood friends from Hallock Street.

Your sister Janet was older, my brother Allan's age. Then there was Kathy - she was my younger brother Jimmy Joe's age. You, Stanley were younger then we were and I didn't know you very well, but I sure remember you. I loved seeing your picture on this site. It was great. I was living in Iowa when I heard that you were gone. I have never forgotten you. I have tears in my eyes - I can hardly type. I want to thank you for giving your life for your country. My son just retired from the Air Force this past April 2007.

It was nice talking to you and may God have mercy on your soul and may you rest in peace forever.

From a Hallock Street neighborhood friend,
Maureen Killeen Kaylor

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Eight soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division died in Phuoc Long Province on 09 Jan 1969:
  • From 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry:
  • From 2nd Bn, 7th Cavalry:
    • SP4 Rex Wayne Blisard, C Co
    • SP4 Bruce Bradley Hartman, C Co
    • SP4 Ronald Larry Davidson, D Co
    • PFC Stanley Stephen Gaston, D Co
    • SP4 William Miller Riddle, D Co

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Dave Gallaher

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 May 2001
Last updated 02/22/2008