I try to imagine how their mother, Ada Lou JOHNSON STANCIL, must have felt with three of her sons off at war. I'm not sure I wouldn't handled it well. My son, Cameron STANCIL HONOUR, spent last summer in Wyoming and California and you'd have thought he was gone forever, the way I carried on. But to have a son away at war and in constant danger...that's a burden no mother wants to carry. Imagine having THREE sons away at war at the same time. My heart breaks for her.
|Jesse Roland Stancil|
Eric Ray STANCIL served in the US Navy (1944 - 1946) and completed boot camp at Camp Perry, VA. He served aboard the USS Shamrock Bay. He is buried in Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh, NC next to his parents.
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Ada Lou Johnson Stancil, Roland, Eric,
Macon (Joe), Carl, Edith, and
I'm sure the family was extremely proud of their sons who served, although I can't help but think of it from a mother's perspective.
As proud as I am of my family's military history, I hope my son never has to witness the tragedy of war.