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August 6
1905 General Roy Stone dies at Phoenix House, Mendham, New Jersey, after a brief illness, survived by his wife Mary and daughter, Margaret (Lady Monson of England). He is buried August 10 with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Stone was a hero of the Civil War, particularly distinguishing himself during a heroic stand at McPherson's Ridge on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. He also served as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War during a leave of absence from ORI in 1898.
Photo: General Roy Stone's resting place in Arlington National Cemetary.
General Roy Stone's resting place in Arlington National Cemetary.
"General Stone died at the Phoenix House, Mendham, N.J., August 6, after a short illness. Such is the brief statement of the transition from life to life of a man of exceptional vigor of mind and strength of character."
Good Roads Magazine
1993 Following a series of fatal truck accidents on the Capital Beltway, Administrator Rodney Slater convenes a meeting with over 125 Federal, State, and local officials to discuss ways of improving beltway safety. Recommendations, including stepped-up truck inspections and the use of photo radar to detect speeders, are released on December 20, 1993. The Washington Post comments editorially on December 25 that, "Mr. Slater and the participating state and local officials have delivered a solid response to Beltway dangers--and the interest should not be allowed to wane." (A similar conference, convened by Executive Director R. D. Morgan, on September 9, 1988, had resulted in numerous initiatives to improve beltway operation and safety.)
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