Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Gregory Stone

Boise, Idaho

March 25, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
40 Air N Guard Maj

124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Idaho Air National Guard

Boise, Idaho

Died from wounds received by a Traitor in a March 22 grenade attack in a tent at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait.

AP News

Gregory Stone, who was raised in Portland, loved his two boys, and he let them know it.

His last letter to sons Alex, 11, and Joshua, 7, arrived two days after he was killed March 25 in a grenade attack in Kuwait.

"At the end," Alex said of his father's letter, "he said he would be back and that we'd go to Universal Studios."

Alex has started a "special drawer" to keep the letter and other mementos that remind him and his brother of their dad. The boys live with their mother in Boise; six siblings and his mother, Betty Lenzi, live in Oregon.

Stone took courses in aviation science at Benson High School and was a 1988 graduate of Oregon State University, where he was in the Air Force ROTC.

"He told us about flying on the planes and dropping off supplies to troops," said his cousin Lori Percifield. "He just talked about it like it was his job, and that is how we considered it."

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