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is honored on Panel 35W, Line 59 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • My Uncle Stanley

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by Gregg Earley
    My Uncle Stanley,

    I've taken great interest in your life because I understand what it took, inside, to do what did. I have a feeling we are a lot alike. You left behind a whole family that loved you but you did so because you believed that it needed to be done. I never got the pleasure of meeting you but, somewhere down the road, I think we will have an interesting conversation. God bless you and my Aunt Janet and Aunt Kathy.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/3/16 - by Robert Sage
    Stanley is buried at St Casimir Cemetery, Baldwin,PA.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/23/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Stanley Stephen Gaston, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Just Thinking

    Posted on 8/12/13 - by Bob Macellaro
    I left a message of remembrance seven years ago. Time seems to fly by as we age. I was thinking of Stanley today while on a family vacation. I was thinking about all the things I have done and seen over the years that Stanley never got a chance to do or see. It saddens me to think how young he was when he lost his life. I have never forgotten you Stanley. I never will.
  • For PFC Stanley Stephen GASTON, USA...another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his life!!

    Posted on 3/25/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    PFC Gaston, you were one brave hero who did brave deeds for OUR America! You had been there and done that in defense of liberty and justice for all! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! You came from the HOME OF HEROES BRAVE AND TRUE...PITTSBURGH, PA. You gave all that mortality can give! You lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses a sense of pride, and yet, of humility. For we are still free as a nation on account of you and heroes like you. I believe strongly that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start) can claim as one of their own, and whom I admire so greatly---SO GREATLY---as one of my threee top favorite songbirds, along with Julie Andrews, who came from England, and Dusty Springfield, also from England, though she passed on some years before, would be very proud of your service to America. Well done, Soldier! Be thou at peace.
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The Wall of Faces

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