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Chief Rick Stone Family Foundation (#47925424)
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Bio Photo The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 and certified by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a qualified private charitable foundation under Section 501 (C) (3) of the IRS Code with approval to disburse funds for charitable purposes, to promote education, to support public safety, and to combat unethical conduct, crime, and corruption.

As a result of the Founder's efforts while a member of the Department of Defense in 2011 and 2012, the Board of Directors approved the continuation of efforts to research and investigate cases of those who remain unaccounted for from World War II. The purpose of this research is to promote the education of family members and others by aiding in the recovery, identification, and return of these missing heroes.

Among other resources, the Foundation maintains the "Master Tarawa Casualty Research Database", which is continually being updated and expanded by our researchers to aid in investigations related to the Battle of Tarawa. We stand ready, upon request by the Department of Defense, to utilize our "Random Incident Statistical Correlation (RISC)" profiling system, in conjunction with this database, to provide recommendations for forensic identification analysis on any remains recovered from WWII.

One unique aspect of The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation is that our By-Laws were formulated to insure that not one single penny can ever be spent for "administrative compensation". ALL members of the Foundation including our Founder, Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, researchers, staff, and investigators agree to serve without compensation. NO salaries or funds of any kind are ever paid to anyone for work at the Foundation. The Foundation does not sell its reports or copies of government records to anyone. We do not sell "memberships", battlefield tours, or hire telemarketers to solicit money from anyone, nor do we seek government support.

We operate as a "charitable foundation" rather than a "non-profit" entity, which means that all of our funds are disbursed as grants for charitable purposes, to promote education, to support public safety, and to combat unethical conduct, crime, and corruption; rather than paid to ourselves for "administrative compensation". Because of this unique stance in keeping with the ethical principles of our Founder, we must hold our expenses to an absolute minimum in acquiring the research materials necessary to complete comprehensive research reports for the families of those who remain missing. Those who wish to do so may find information on how to send a fully tax deductible charitable donation in support of our work at our web site:

Your support of our Foundation's efforts is greatly appreciated!
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Cindy Brekke
PFC Randolph Allen
So thankful he was identified, may he rest in peace:
PFC Randolph Allen
Memorial# 131881208
Memorial# 56113951
DoD Identifies Missing World War II Marine
Added by Cindy Brekke on Jul 22, 2014 1:21 PM
Kristie Berge
RE: CPL Allen M. Berge
OMG! I've been trying to find anything I can regarding my uncle Allen Marvin. I contacted the author of Tarawa's Grave Diggers and he said that Allen Marvin is one of the few men who does not have a grave marker. He was reported missing in action and later killed in action so info is confusing.
Also, his buddy Velma Utah Summers brought my uncles wallet home with him and he was the last person who saw my uncle alive. Velma was killed in a car accident after he got home. So if Velma saw him alive, why was he missing in action?? It's been a puzzle I would like to solve more than anything.
Thank You
Kris Krueger
Phone 608-245-9715
Added by Kristie Berge on Jul 18, 2014 3:34 PM
PFC Harold W. Hayden
I recently had trouble with my att email. I lost the info that you sent me about your foundation and the info you had for Harold Hayden. If you could resend the info to I would greatly appreciate it. Any info on the finding of remains at Tarawa would also be appreciated. Thank you,
Phyllis Burkett
Added by junieb on Jun 19, 2014 10:05 AM
Simon Hamid
PFC Polmaskitch

I am one of two surviving grandchildren of PFC Andrew Polmaskitch. Andrew was stationed in Wellington NZ for exercises prior to landing on Tarawa. He met my grandmother Vera while stationed there. My mother was adopted at birth. I would like to find a photo of him and any information about any possible living relatives in the US.

Thank you

Added by Simon Hamid on Jun 15, 2014 6:05 PM
Ancestral Sleuth
Pvt Arvil Ray Sharp
I would like to know more about what your Foundation is doing. I appreciate all your contributions to this subject.
Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Nov 12, 2013 7:25 PM
Bruce Sloan
Glenn Happe
I'm doing some genealogy on Glenn Happe who was the first husband of Evelyn Ann Claussen. Do you know what battalion and company was assigned to. Also I believe his birth last name was Shaw.

Bruce Sloan
Added by Bruce Sloan on Aug 29, 2013 11:50 AM
Stanley Sage Smith
You have him listed on his page #27926074 as MIA. I have the original newspaper clipping from Sandpoint, Idaho that I have posted on his memorial. It states as "killed in action". I found this article this past weekend in my fathers scrapbook from WWII. Thank you!
Added by Judy on Jul 31, 2013 7:43 PM
PFC Harold W. Hayden
Please contact me with any info you would have for Harold at Thank you,
Phyllis Burkett. Harold was my half-brother who died before I was born.
Added by junieb on May 31, 2013 11:55 AM
PFC Harold W. Hayden
Please contact me with any info you would have for Harold at Thank you,
Phyllis Burkett. Harold was my half-brother who died before I was born.
Added by junieb on May 31, 2013 11:55 AM
Basil Norman Jr.

you left a message in memorial #56127085 for Basil Norman, Jr. You said you had more research and information?

"SGT Norman is a MIA from the Battle of Tarawa and one of 514 missing heroes for which we did extensive research to help find and return home. If you are a family member, please feel free to contact our charitable foundation for more information."

Basil Norman Jr is a cousin of mine. His father, Basil Norman, Sr., was my 2nd great grandmothers brother. I would be interested to know more about what you have discovered. Thanks for leaving the flower on his memorial.

Please email me at

Added by Erin on Apr 06, 2013 11:19 AM
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